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Plant Details

Diphylleia cymosa

Umbrella-leaf

Scientific Name:

Diphylleia cymosa

Common Name:

Umbrella-leaf

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.

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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