Bunchberry Wildflower Seeds

Bunchberry Wildflower Seeds

Regular price $4.90
Cornus canadensis

Bunchberry is a low-trailing forest herb with whorls of 4 or 5 leaves that surround a central cluster of greenish-white to purplish flowers. The bright-red fleshy berries make a spectacular display in the summer. This perennial often forms a beautiful covering on the forest floor - making it an excellent garden ornamental. This herb grows from 5-25cm (2-10in) tall.

Bunchberry is common in moist coniferous and mixed forest meadows and bogs, often growing on tree trunks, logs, and stumps. It is a moderately shade-tolerant species, and grows well on nutrient-poor sites.

Aboriginal people sprinkled the ashes of burned Bunchberry leaves on sores and chewed the fruit as a possible cure for insanity. They also used the berries as stains and dyes. Bunchberry is an important source of food for many native birds and animals.

Detailed germination instructions are inside the package.