SCIENTIFIC NAME: Veronicastrum virginicum
COMMON NAMES: Culver's Root
BLOOM TIME: June, July, Aug
Plants grow 3 – 7 foot tall.
Named after Dr. Culver, a pioneer physician of the late 17th & early 18th century, who used the root for its purgative properties (as a laxative) and to induce vomiting.
Native American used to treat fevers, cough, and to induce vomiting.
Flowers are spiked & resemble a candelabra and can be up to 8” long.
Flowers have no smell.