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Culver's Root
Veronicastrum virginicum

Erect, native perennial herb usually 3-6 1/2' tall. This species has been used in buffer, shoreline, and vegetated swales. A wonderful landscape design plant for gardens, rain water gardens and shores. Restorations, such as fens, wet meadows, wet open woodlands, and stream banks, are good opportunities for this plant. Bees and butterflies love this plant.

USDA symbol: VEVI4

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height6 feet
Light ExposurePart Sun, Sun
Soil MoistureMedium
Bloom ColorWhite
Culver's Root (Culver's Root<div><em class="small">Veronicastrum virginicum</em></div>)
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Tolerances

Flooding / Inundation ToleranceModerate
General Resilience8
Salt ToleranceLow
Stress ToleranceGeneral Disturbance

Pollinator Value: Very High

Bloom MonthsJune to August
Larval Host ofMoths
Specific Pollinators HostedCenopis reticulatana, Papaipema sciata
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Provides Nectar, Stem Nesting, Supports Generalists

Project Planning

Project TypeRain Garden, Sandy or Engineered Soils, Shoreline Buffer
Coefficient of Conservatism7
Herbivore SensitivityLow
LifespanPerennial
Rate of SpreadMedium
Soil StabilizationDeep
Vegetative ReproductionClonal

Range

CountyAitkin, Anoka, Becker, Benton, Blue Earth, Brown, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Lake, Lincoln, Mahnomen, Marshall, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pine, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Red Lake, Renville, Rice, Rock, Roseau, Sherburne, Sibley, St. Louis, Stearns, Steele, Todd, Wabasha, Wadena, Waseca, Washington, Winona, Wright
EcoregionDriftless Area, Lake Agassiz Plain, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Glaciated Plains, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland, Tallgrass Aspen Parklands