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Plant Details

Gillenia stipulata [= Porteranthus stipulatus]

American Ipecac, Midwestern Indian-physic, Bowman's-root

Scientific Name:

Gillenia stipulata [= Porteranthus stipulatus]

Common Name:

American Ipecac, Midwestern Indian-physic, Bowman's-root

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

2

Light:

Shade, part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June

Bloom Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Dry to mesic woodlands and forests, especially over circumneutral soils derived from mafic rocks (such as diabase or greenstone) or calcareous rocks (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Piedmont.

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

More heat tolerant than Gillenia trifoliata.

Upper leaflets

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Lower Leaflets

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Leaflet Differences

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Buds

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Blooms

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Nature Serve Explorer
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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