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© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Yellowroot
synonyms: Xanthorhiza apiifolia
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Autumn
part shade, shade
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Thicket forming, suckering shrub with erect shoots. Bright green, deeply lobed and irregularly toothed pinnate leaves which are bronzy when young and turn red-purple in autumn. Brown-purple flowers in pendant racemes in spring as the leaves emerge.
Moist but not waterlogged soil in full or partial shade.
By division in spring or autumn, or by seed.
Ground cover for shady woodland gardens. Strong autumn colour.
Found in moist woodlands and stream banks in the Eastern USA.