Saturday, March 21, 2015

Alleghany Brookfoam

Boykinia aconitifolia
A broad-spreading, clumping perennial, reaching up to 2 x 6.5 feet in size, that is native to mountain forests in the eastern U.S. ( from eastern Kentucky to northeast West Virginia; south to northern Alabama to northern Georgia ). It is the sole member of this genus which is part of the larger Saxifrage family.
The palmately-lobed leaves, up to 6 inches wide, are bright green.
The tiny white, up to 0.15 inches wide, are borne on umbels during mid-summer.
Hardy zones 6 to 8 in partial shade on just about any humus-rich, well drained soil.

* photo taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA


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