Moschatel (Adoxa moschatellina)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flower Color: Green
Other: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Tuber
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners

Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 21, 2016 11:03 PM

A rare plant in most states. I've only seen it in irrigated garden areas (Gardens of Rice Creek, Fridley, Minnesota) where it was introduced many years ago and has become rather weedy, forming a thick groundcover. Surprising, but that's because with irrigation and soil full of organic matter, it keeps growing for much of the summer and sends out a lot of underground stolons that create new plants.

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