Medeola virginiana is an oddball eastern North American native that will be loved by anyone who appreciates Paris and Trillium.
Medeola virginiana or indian cucumber root is an oddball eastern North American native that will be loved by anyone who appreciates Paris and Trillium. It grows 1-2 feet tall on a single stem with a whorl of lance-shaped, mid green leaves at mid stem with a whorl of green bracts and pendulous green and burgundy flowers that turn upwards when pollinated to form black berries against red-flushed bracts.
Common Name: Indian Cucumber Root
Zone Hardiness: 3-8
Light: Part Shade, Full Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Native to moist woodlands in Eastern North America.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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