Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in dry to mesic woodlands & forests, esp over circumneutral soils derived from diabase (in NC) or greenstone (in VA), per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gillenia stipulata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-13-002:
Gillenia stipulata   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Midwestern Indian Physic, American Ipecac


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_post5_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_gillenia_stipulata_2

June        

Five narrow petals about 1/2" long and often slightly unequal in length, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Gillenia stipulata

JK Marlow    jkm080726_101

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Gillenia stipulata

JK Marlow    jkm080726_102

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Not the common Ipecac of modern medicine, which comes from Cephaelis, per www.missouriplants.com.

image of Gillenia stipulata

JK Marlow    jkm080726_105

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Both the leaflets and stipules are toothed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Gillenia stipulata

JK Marlow    jkm080726_110

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Capsules 4.5-5mm long, pubescent to glabrate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Gillenia stipulata

JK Marlow    jkm160727_457

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Three lanceolate leaflets and 2 large stipules make the leaf look 5-parted, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Bowman's Root and Indian Physic