• Julie Borneman

Plant Profile: Xanthorhiza simplicissima-Yellowroot

Updated: Aug 29

This sought after medicinal plant is a really unique addition to any landscape. The small flowers have a dark purple hue and the leaves can be quite very showy with their bronze to yellow fall foliage.

Yellowroot performs best in a moist woodland area but is also easily grown in dry shade(Yes, dry shade!). Growing from 6in to 2ft, yellow root can provide a nice groundcover or the celery like leaves can provide a unique texture in your landscape.

Practically the plant can be used for medicinal purposes or to make yellow dye from the roots, thus the name 'yellow root'.

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