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botanical name:
Scoliopus bigelovii
Scoliopus bigelovii © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Footed Adder's Tongue, Stink Pod
synonyms:  Scoliopus bigelowii
family:  Trilliaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.10m
width: 0.15m
growth rate:
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple & green
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 9
Pairs of broadly oblong to elliptic, boldly veined, purple mottled basal leaves are produced from short underground stems. Umbels of curious flowers emerge directly from the rootstock in early spring, each with three narrow, erect, deep purple inner tepals and three greenish-white, brown-purple striped, outer tepals.

Moist, well drained, leafy, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil in full or part shade.

From seed.

Shady rock garden, peat bed or alpine house.

other notes:
Native of California.
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