Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
1-2 ft. H X 1-2 ft. W
Flowers purplish-brown; tiny; borne in clusters which can become hidden by the leaves as they emerge.
Bloom Time Notes:
Deciduous to semi-evergreen; alternate; compound, usually with 5 toothed leaflets.
Star-shaped cluster of follicles; initially green and fleshy; drying and turning brown.
Along streams and ponds; low, wet areas
Division of clumps; cuttings
Sun or Shade:
Yellowroot (Xanthorhiza simplicissima) grows in partial shade to sun; needs moist, well-drained soil; spreads via suckers forming a ground cover. The feathery foliage provides interest at water's edge; it has distinctively yellow roots.