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Plant Details

Xanthorhiza simplicissima

brook-Feather, Yellowroot

Scientific Name:

Xanthorhiza simplicissima

Common Name:

brook-Feather, Yellowroot

Plant Family

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Shrub

Size in Feet:

1.5

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

Streambanks and riverbanks

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

prefers moist well-drained soil but tolerates heavy soil.

Buds

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Cary
© Tom Harville

Just Opening

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Cary, 26 March 2005
© Tom Harville

Blooms

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Black Mountain, early April
© MB Baumeister

Closeup of Blooms

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Black Mountain, early April
© MB Baumeister

Plant in Full Bloom

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Black Mountain, early April
© MB Baumeister

Blooming Plant This photo shows the leaf and stem more clearly

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Black Mountain, early April
© MB Baumeister

Gone to Seed

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Black Mountain, mid May
© MB Baumeister

Plants

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Late Fall Foliage

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© Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NC State Extension
Lady bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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