Culver's Root

White flowers adorn spikes at the top of a green plant.

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Introduction

Culver's Root is a handsome plant with white flowers in dense spikes. It grows to be 3 or 4 feet tall, and is often seen along roadsides and forest edges. Culver's root prefers mesic to wet conditions.

The most common pollinators to Culver's root include butterflies, flies, and bees.

Blooming: July through mid-August with individual plants blooming for about a month. Flowers bloom from the bottom of the flowering stalk upwards.

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Fort Snelling State Park
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

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Last updated: February 28, 2018

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