Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gillenia trifoliata   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gillenia trifoliata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Porteranthus trifoliatus

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-13-001:
Gillenia trifoliata   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bowman's Root, Mountain Indian Physic, Fawn's Breath


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Look for it in moist forests, roadbanks, forest edges, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate
Leaves subsessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
20 stamens (enclosed in the throat of the hypanthium)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Gillenia trifoliata   FAMILY Rosaceae

Bowman's Root, Mountain Indian Physic, Fawn's Breath