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PlantFiles: American Columbo
Swertia caroliniensis

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Family: Gentianaceae (jen-shun-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Swertia (SWER-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: caroliniensis (kair-oh-lin-ee-EN-sis) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is monocarpic

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Toxicodendron On Sep 6, 2004, Toxicodendron from Piedmont, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a Missouri native woodland plant. It forms large colonies by underground runners. The plants exist as basal rosettes of leaves (up to 18 inches long) for years. Then a dramatic bloom spire appears, as tall as 8 feet, with greenish flowers. After that, the plant dies. It needs dappled shade and appreciates regular moisture.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dittmer, Missouri
Piedmont, Missouri



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