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Bowman's Root

Gillenia trifoliata

Indian Physic, Ipecac, False ipecac, Indian hippo, Western dropwort

This rhizomatous, deciduous perennial with red-flushed stems has palmate, toothed, veined, bronze-green leaves. In late spring to late summer it produces loose panicles of star-shaped, white flowers with narrow petals and red calyces.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring, Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Geography

Origin
America, North, America

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

Generally pest & disease free

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