Bowman's Root (Gillenia trifoliata)

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Botanical names:
Gillenia trifoliata Accepted
Porteranthus trifoliatus Synonym

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Water Preferences: Mesic
Pollinators: Various insects

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Posted by wildflowers (North East Texas - Zone 7b) on Jan 16, 2015 1:16 PM

Indian Physic is a deciduous perennial native to North America and Canada, even though it was named after a German botanist, Gillenius. Heat tolerant, but usually found growing in shade or part shade. The reddish stems, bronze-green leaves, and white flowers tinged with pink make a striking display. The roots are known to be used medicinally as a mild emetic.

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