Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

False Rue Anemone

Isopyrum biternatum
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Forest, Stream Edge
Season of Interest:
Main Color: White
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

5 to
8
inches

Spread:

6 to
12
inches
Size
Height: 5 to
8
inches
Spread: 6 to
12
inches
Size
Height: 5 to
8
inches
Spread: 6 to
12
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Great woodland ground cover
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in moderate to moist soil, light to full shade areas as a colonizing ground cover.
Special Features
Special Usage
Ground Cover
Basic Description

A delicate looking but tough woodland plant that forms colonies that flower in spring from March-May. Simple five-petaled pure white flowers rise above basal leaves that resemble columbine leaves. Leaves persist well through the season if sufficient moisture is present, but typically go dormant.

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