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Beetleweed, Wandflower
Scientific Name: Galax urceolata (Poir.) Brummitt
Synonym: Galax aphylla
Family: Diapensiaceae
Beetleweed, Wandflower (Galax  urceolata)
Galax aphylla, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 707.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-6

Heat Tolerance: Not adapted to hot deserts

Sun Exposure: Light shade to shade

Origin: North America (Appalachian Mountains)

Growth Habits: Perennial, 6-9 inches tall (30-45 cm); creeping rhizomes; shiny, leathery, heart-shaped leaves, 5 inches wide (12 cm), turning bronze colored in the fall

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds, division

Galax urceolata in Curtis Botanical Magazine

Blooming Habits:
Spikes of tiny white flowers, up to 0.15 inch wide (0.4 cm), in late spring to early summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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