Yellowroot has interesting tiny brownish purple flowers in spring and later produce star-shaped fruit enjoyed by birds and small animals. The foliage of Xanthoriza ia bright green and celery-like, it forms a dense carpet innumerous types of conditions. Yellowroot has long been used by Native Americans as a dye. Fall color starts off yellow and changes to a reddish purple later in the season. Yellowroot spreads to make an excellent colonizing groundcover. Xanthorhiza is great for areas where deer pressure is heavy, as they tend to avoid it. Good for banks and soil stabilization.
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Xanthorhiza simplicissima #1 12-15"+ (NATIVE-glossy green to reddish purple)