Do you know beesia? Outside of the plant collector world, few people have heard of this obscure member of the Ranunculus family…first cousin to hellebores, thalictrum, and clematis. There are only two species, both native to moist woodland soils at high elevations in the Himalayas. Surprisingly, Beesia calthifolia thrives in our heat and humidity almost as well as it does in the cool Pacific Northwest. The beautiful mature foliage resembles a cross of wild ginger and galax and is about the same stature. If you have a woodland garden in Zone 6a-8b, we hope you’ll give this a try.