A hardy wildflower, known to grow from cracks in rocky bluffs and in dry woods. Mounding form creates a slow-spreading groundcover. Uniquely patterned leaves can persist through the winter.
Alumroot’s highly astringent roots have been used medicinally, and also as a substitute for alum as a mordant in dyeing.
Height: <1′ (foliage) Blooms: June
Siting: Average to dry soil, part sun to shade
Deer Resistance: Moderate