Dyschoriste linearis (Snake Herb)
Also known as Polkadots.
Snake Herb features lavender flowers in late spring or early summer that attract butterflies. This native perennial is drought-tolerant and requires little water after establishment. It is a slow growing perennial that makes a good ground cover in sun to part shade.
Snake Herb does well in a variety of soil, provided it has good drainage. It spreads by underground stolons.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Sun to part sun
|Bloom color||Lavender to purple
|Bloom time||Spring, summer
|Mature height||6"-1.5 ft
|Host plant||Common Buckeye butterfly.|
||Needs good drainage.
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|