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- adj. Similar to humus.
Prefers moist, humusy soils, but tolerates a wide range of soil conditions.
The gardener merely rakes back the mulch and exposes a few inches of bare soil, scratches a furrow, and covers the seed with humusy topsoil.
Given rich humusy soil, bloodroot will spread slowly to form large, much-cherished colonies over time.