Long-lived polycarpic perennial
Native to the Finger Lakes Region, MA to Manitoba, South to FL and TX
Root tea was used as a strong purgative.
Source of plant
Crownsville Nursery, Veronica's Garden, North Creek Nurseries, The Plantsmen, Miss Minn's Garden, Garden Place, Sunny Border Nurseries
Perennial reaching 7' in height, leaves mostly 5, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, to 6" long, toothed;flowers in racemes to 9" long, corolla pale blue or white to 1/8" long.
USDA Hardiness Zone
notable texture, medicinal/pharmaceutical