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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Plant Spread: 1-1.5 feet
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Fruit: Showy
Other: Plants that are going to flower produce a 2nd whorled set of leaves. Non-flowering plants will have a single set of whorled leaves for the year.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Salad greens
Will Naturalize
Miscellaneous: Dioecious


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