Persicaria virginiana, Woodland Jumpseed

Woodland Jumpseed has large, deep-green leaves.

Woodland Jumpseed, so called because its seeds are flung when touched, is a deep green-leaved species at the northwestern-most edge of its natural range, here in Hennepin County. It has a unique, "floating" habit and its diminutive white flowers are enjoyed by various pollinators. An excellent addition to your woodland restoration or shade garden. Prefers rich, moist-medium soil, open or dappled shade, or, when part shade -make it morning sun. 

Blooms: white, July to September
Height: 1 to 2 feet
Conditions: shade to pt shade, moist-medium to medium soil

Jumpseed's small flowers

Wasp enjoying a sip of Woodland Jumpseed.