Distribution: Western New York to Missouri, south to Georgia, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
Hardiness Zone: USDA Zones 5-8 (view
USDA zone map)
Size: 4-12 in. by 12-18 in.
Form: Herbaceous rhizomatous perennial and wildflower.
Stem/Bud: Stems are short, stout, simple and clump-forming.
Leaves: Leaves are broadly ovate, sessile, 4 in. long, green splotched purple-brown and 3 in whorl below flower.
Flower: Flowers are narrow, solitary, pointed, erect, 1.5 in. long and borne at center of whorled stem leaves. Flowers have 3 erect, red-brown petals and 3 green, spreading sepals; flowering April, May, to June. Aromatic.
Fruit: Fruit are globose, 6-angled, red-purple berries.
Uses: Found in open woods. Use in woodland or wildflower gardens.
Culture: Grow in part-shade in moist, well-drained, organic soil.
Notes 2: Native to Michigan.
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