A west Sonoma County collection of a bold, beautiful and INVASIVE creekside native. Found in coastal regions in California north to Alaska, where it grows along shady creek banks. Beautiful,large palmate leaves spread from thick creeping rootstocks to form large colonies.Flowers before the foliage fully emerges in the spring with flat topped clusters of white to pink flowers on 1-2 ft. tall stems.Requires shade and plenty of water and is useful as a soil stabilizer.To control its spreading nature, use in containers or in contained areas. Dies back to the ground in the winter. Flowers attractive to a wide range of beneficial insects.