|Indian Psychic sure looks pretty dressed in its fall colors|
|There are two leaf-like stipules at the base of each leaf which the appearance of being two smaller leaves|
The small (one inch) star shaped flowers bloom modestly each May despite their less than ideal growing conditions. I find them very charming and have visions of this subshrub (small woody plant) massed in that same wildflower border with some other plants edited out! The red stems look good with Aquilegia canadenses, Heuchera villosa and Pentemon digitalis. I think this plant would work beautifully in a small garden near a path where the small flowers would make a nice statement in the shade.
|NOT deer candy!|
Give it a try.
PS You might be interested to learn that a pink flowered Porteranthus trifoliatus has been discovered. Yes, it's on my list! The two Porteranthus differ in leaf shape. P stipulatus has two leaf-like stipules at the base of each leaf which gives the appearance of being two smaller leaves. P trifoliatus doesn't.
Welcome to Clay and Limestone's Wildflower Wednesday celebration. WW is about sharing and celebrating wildflowers from all over this great big, beautiful world. Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Remember, it doesn't matter if they are in bloom or not; and, it doesn't matter if we all share the same plants. It's all about celebrating wildflowers. Please leave a comment when you add your url to Mr Linky.
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone.