Chestnut Herbal School

Xanthorhiza simplicissima

Yellowroot

Yellowrootโ€™s elegant, subtle maroon flowers are just emerging in March in the mountains of North Carolina.ย  This native shrub in the buttercup family prefers the dappled sunlight and silty soils of the streamside and floodplain, but will tolerate drier soil in cultivation.ย  Yellowroot grows abundantly in central and southern Appalachia near forest streams that are […]