Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Indian Cucumber-root

Indian Cucumber-root

Medeola virginiana

Light to medium shade, medium moisture level, rich loam or sandy soil, moderately acid to neutral pH.  1-2 ft. height, blooms late spring to early summer, greenish white to yellowish green flowers, spreads by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  ?

Native Region:  Eastern half of Tennessee and West Tennessee Uplands

Has dark purple berries in fall that attract birds.  Root smells and tastes somewhat like cucumber.


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