Soil: Hydric(Wet) to Mesic(Medium) Moist, but not wet.
Leaves: Delicate and finely textured. Light green with dark stems. Fiddle-heads are deep reddish in color.
This is a beautiful, finely textured ground cover! It does well in shade gardens or woodlands that are protected from heavy wind. Grows on rich woodland soils and tolerates limestone soils, as well (pH 6.8-7.2) Nice plant for contrast next to bolder foliage ground covers in the woodland garden
Medicinal Uses: Tea was made by indigenous people to treat upper respiratory problems such as coughing.
Other Uses: Has beautiful strong, shiny, dark stems that are used to make baskets.
More Info: Provides shelter for toads.