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- SCIENTIFIC NAME: Xanthorhiza simplicissima
- PLANT TYPE: Shrub
- SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: zan-tho-RISE-uh sim-plih-KISS-ee-muh
- TAGS: Plant Tags: early spring, erosion control, and streambanks. Plant Types: Shrub.
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.