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Yellowroot (Xanthorhiza simplicissima) is a deciduous shrub that is native to the eastern parts of North America. It's strongest range is from New York, West Virginia, and along the coast to Florida.

The Yellowroot shrub grows to heights of about 1 meter and widths of about 3 meters. It inhabits woodland areas where there is barely any shade, but can grow in sunlight as well.

Yellowroot plants can grow in light, medium or heavy soils, but do need the soil to be acidic. The soil will also need o be moist, or even wet, to grow Yellowroot properly.

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