Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 2-4 feet
Bloom Color: Lavender – Pink – White
Bloom Season: August – September
Suggested Uses: Glaucous Snakeroot is an unusual plant that is useful in rain gardens and shoreline and wetland restoration projects. It is often found around wetlands or in areas with moist soils, like ditches. This plant is often confused with blazing stars at the seed collecting stage!
Native Range: Native to scattered regions throughout the upper Midwest and southern Canada. Native to western and southern Minnesota.
Pollinators: Bees, beetles and moths.
Flowers: Flowers bloom along the tall, slender stem.
Leaves: The leaves are oblong.
Other Names: Purple Rattlesnake Root
More information: USDA plant profile