Alpine Hedysarum
Alpine Hedysarum
Hedysarum alpinum
Pea family – Fabaceae/Leguminosae

Will gradually grow into a big colony but is not invasive. Does not like to be moved; has a thick taproot and does not transplant well. However tiny seedlings less than 10 cm tall should transplant without problems.
Young roots have sweet liquorice-like taste, giving rise to another common name
“Bear Root”. Flowers are from medium to light pink, and are typical of the pea family.

Bloom time: June, July
Ht: 15-75cm (6-30”)
Sun to semi-shade; drought tolerant

Soak seeds in hot water for 12-24 hours before planting in late spring or sandpaper lightly.