Authentic Wisconsin.  Culver's Root - Veronicastrum virginicum


Culver's Root in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 23, 2019.


Above: Culver's Root in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/23/19).


Culver's Root- Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver's Root is a native plant that grows from 3' - 6' tall. Culver's Root likes full sun to shade; dry, moderate moisture to wet areas such as upland woods and prairies.

The white blossoms are slender, spike-like racemes that are up to 9 inches long. They are at the end of a long single stem and, with other racemes, they form a candelabra-like head.

Other Names: Culver's physic, Bowman's root, Black root.

Culver's Root leaves and stem in oak Savanna on July 23, 2019.


Above: Culver's Root leaves and stem in oak Savanna on July 23, 2019. Culver Root leaves are finely toothed and lance-like. They surround the stem in whorls of 3-6 leaves.


For more information on Culver's Root, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Culver's Root - Veronicastrum virginicum.


Culver's Root in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 23, 2019.
Culver's Root in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 23, 2019.
Culver's Root in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 24, 2019.
Culver's Root in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 24, 2019.
Culver's Root in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 24, 2019.
Culver's Root in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 24, 2019.
Culver's Root in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 9, 2021.
Culver's Root in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 9, 2021.
Culver's Root in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 9, 2021.
Culver's Root overlooking Dawley Conservancy in Madison, Wisconsin on July 21, 2021.
Culver's Root overlooking Dawley Conservancy in Madison, Wisconsin on July 21, 2021.
Culver's Root in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 9, 2021.

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Culver's Root
Veronicastrum virginicum


Culver's Root overlooking Dawley Conservancy in Madison, Wisconsin on July 21, 2021.

Culver's Root overlooking Dawley Conservancy in Madison, Wisconsin on July 21, 2021.

Above: 1913 Culver's Root illustration.


1913 Culver's Root illustration.

Above: 1913 Culver's Root illustration.


Culver's Root.

Culver's Root.

Culver's Root.

Culver's Root.

Above: Culver's Root.


Culver's Root specimen collected on July 14, 1970 in Keshena in Menominee County.

Above: Culver's Root specimen collected on July 14, 1970 in Keshena in Menominee County.


Culver's Root botanical illustration circa 1916.

Above: Culver's Root botanical illustration circa 1916.



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