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Culver’s Root

Culver's root flowers
Photo credit: Crazytwoknobs

Culver’s Root
(Veronicastrum virginicum)


  • 3 to 6 feet


  • June to August


  • Native
  • Perennial


  • Full sun to part shade

Soil moisture:

  • Medium to moist

Provides food for:

  • Honey bees (flowers)
  • Native bees (flowers)
  • Hummingbirds (flowers)
  • Butterflies (flowers)
  • Caterpillars (foliage)
  • Songbirds (caterpillars and other insects)


  • Foliage has a clumping growth form
  • Good addition to rain gardens
  • May flop over if too shady or on too steep of a slope
  • Has a history of use in traditional, herbal medicines

Native Range:

USDA range map for Culver's root
Map credit: USDA Plants Database

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