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Gillenia trifoliata [= Porteranthus trifoliatus]

Bowman's-root, Mountain Indian-physic

Scientific Name:

Gillenia trifoliata [= Porteranthus trifoliatus]

Genus:

Gillenia

Species Epithet:

trifoliata

Common Name:

Bowman's-root, Mountain Indian-physic

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Moist forests, roadbanks, forest edges (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Plants

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Martha Baskin

Plants on Roadside

Ashe County

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Tom Harville

Leaflets

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Tom Harville

Blooms

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Martha Baskin

Bloom

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Tom Harville

Bloom

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Martha Baskin

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Nature Serve Explorer


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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