Galax urceolata

Galax (Galax urceolata), also known as wandflower or beetleweed, is a slow-growing conifer native to the United States.

Galax Flowers

It is a genus of perennials found primarily in the deep or temperate shade of Appalachian forests. The genus is monotypic, with only one species[1], Galax urceolata.

When this plant grows under deciduous trees, the glossy, cordate leaves turn deep maroon or greenish-red in the winter sun and turn light green again with the onset of spring.

Small pinnate white flowers, arranged in a narrow raceme on a bare stem, rise above the foliage in early summer or late spring.

The flower stems are 8 to 15 inches tall. It is grown as a shade-tolerant groundcover and is often found in its range in oak pine, hickory oak, and northern and mixed deciduous forests.

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Key References
  • [1]“Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – The University of Texas at Austin”. Accessed November 09, 2021. Link.


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