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Jeffersonia diphylla

Twinleaf

Scientific Name:

Jeffersonia diphylla

Common Name:

Twinleaf

Plant Family

Berberidaceae (Barberry Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Full-sun, Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

March - April

Bloom Area:

Mountains

State Rank:

S1 - 1-5 Extant Populations - Critically imperiled in NC because of extreme rarity or because of some factor(s) making it especially vulnerable to extirpation (local extinction) from NC (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - 1000+ Extant Populations - Demonstrably secure in the world (*)

State Status:

T - Threatened (*)

Notes:

Likes rich, moist, calcareous soils.

Jeffersonia Diphylla Leaves and Bloom

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© Terry Britton 03/23/2008 at Duke Gardens

Since a Jeffersonia blossom lasts only one day and since I live near Duke Gardens,
Alice Zawadzki encouraged me to visit the buds often until I found one in bloom.
Lucky me - I found several!

Jeffersonia diphylla at Duke Gardens

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© Terry Britton 03/23/2008 at Duke Gardens

Jeffersonia diphylla Leaf detail

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© Terry Britton 03/23/2008 at Duke Gardens

Jeffersonia Bloom

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© Terry Britton 03/23/2008 at Duke Gardens

Another Jeffersonia Bloom

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© Terry Britton 03/23/2008 at Duke Gardens

Still Another Jeffersonia Bloom!

Love the pollen and petal details on this one!

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© Terry Britton 03/23/2008 at Duke Gardens

Jeffersonia Young Blossom

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© Terry Britton 03/23/2008 at Duke Gardens

Cluster of Jeffersonia Diphylla

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© Terry Britton 03/23/2008 at Duke Gardens

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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