Round-Leaved Alumroot is a robust perennial with all basal leaves and a tall branching crown that produces the flowers. It is widespread at all elevations and is considered highly useful for healing.
|Height and Spread
|15 – 90 cm tall.
|Up to 30 cm spread.
|Cream to greenish-yellow
|June – August
|August – September
|Light and Water
|Grows in open, well lit conditions.
|Grows in relatively dry conditions, generally in the drier parts of wet areas though.
|Round-Leaved Alumroot is widely used for its healing properties. It is very high in Tannins, which makes it a good plant to reduce swelling and stop minor bleeding. It is still commonly used as a mordant to fix dyes, being preferred to synthetic alternatives.
|Due to Round-Leaved Alumroot’s extended bloom time it is well used by birds and bees.
|Round-Leaved Alumroot are tough and persistent plants that do well in a wide variety of garden conditions. With their thick basal leaves and delicate flower stems they are highly ornamental.
|The root of the plant was reportedly used to treat cancer in the 18th century, though the effectiveness of it is unknown.
|Round-Leaved Alumroot is most often propagated by seed. It does require a long period of cold stratification before planting for higher rates of germination.