A native to the eastern US, this showy flower blooms from March-July (deadheading flowers will prolong bloom time).
Seeds attract Mourning Doves, Bobwhite Quail, and White-tailed Deer.
In early medicine, the plant was boiled to make tea for diarrhea. Tea used as rinse for sore throat, thrush, and mouth ulcers. Dried, powdered roots applied to bleeding blood vessels to promote coagulation.
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.