"Culver’s Root reaches around five feet high and is crowned by a tall cluster of bright white flower spikes of tightly packed florets. A favorite of bees, butterflies and other pollinators, it is found in prairie to savanna situations and thrives in moist to mesic soils. Named after Dr. Culver, an early American physician, who used the plant for its laxative properties.
The most common visitors to the flowers are long-tongued and short-tongued bees, which collect pollen or suck nectar, including honeybees, bumblebees, Mason bees, Green Metallic bees, and Masked bees.
Soil Type: Clay/Loam/Sand
Soil Conditions: Wet Mesic-Dry Mesic
Flower Color: White
Light: Full or part sun
Credits: Info courtesy of Pizzo Native Nursery and IllinoisWildflowers.Info; Photo courtesy of Julia Bunn