Interesting starry mace-like green seed heads form in May & persist into the fall, fresh green leaves up to 1/2" wide, clump forming, seed heads can be cut for use in fresh or dried arrangements, clay tolerant, good rain garden plant, host plant for the Appalachian Brown (Satyrodes appalachia) & Eyed Brown (S. eurydice) Butterflies and Mulberry Wing (Poanes massasoit).
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b
Native Range: sw. QC to MN, south to w. New England, LI, n. NJ, FL, AR, & OK. Rare in MA
Germination - Easy: Cold Stratify 4 weeks, then fluctuating temperatures (ie. put outdoors in spring)
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