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Diphylleia cymosa

Umbrella-leaf, Pixie-parasol

Scientific Name:

Diphylleia cymosa

Genus:

Diphylleia

Species Epithet:

cymosa

Common Name:

Umbrella-leaf, Pixie-parasol

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Berberidaceae (Barberry Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Seepages and brook-banks, sometimes away from brooks or seeps in northern hardwood or cove hardwood forests (but then usually in subterranean seepage), primarily at moderate to high elevations. Uncommon in NC Mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

Flowering plants usually have two peltate leaves; non-flowering plants have only one leaf. Non-flowering plants with 1 basal leaves; stem leaves on flowering plants are alternate. Slow growing.

Plants

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC
May

Blooms

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC
May

Berries

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras Plants


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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