On July 28th, 1806, William Clark, co-captain of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, collected this curious plant while exploring Montana's Yellowstone River. Plant hunter and botanist Frederick Pursh called it a "very handsome species" in his Flora Americae Septentrionalis (1813), which described many plants collected by Lewis and Clark. Snow-on-the-Mountain is distinguished by white-edged and veined upper leaves, and tolerance to deer, drought, and poor soils. Recorded and/or collected by Lewis and Clark on their expedition.
Native Distribution: All US states except: AK, HI, ID, ME, NV, OR, VT, WA
Direct sow seeds outdoors into well-draining soil after the last spring frost. Soak seeds in warm water for eight hours before sowing to enhance germination. Approximately 15 seeds per packet
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