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

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

Regional

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

Dittmer, Missouri

Piedmont, Missouri

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.