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Plant Details

Diphylleia cymosa

Umbrella-leaf, Pixie-parasol

Scientific Name:

Diphylleia cymosa

Common Name:

Umbrella-leaf, Pixie-parasol

Plant Family

Berberidaceae (Barberry Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

3.5

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Sub-hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June

Bloom 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.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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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