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Porteranthus trifoliatusPorteranthus trifoliatus (Gillenia trifoliata)

Bowman's root

Photograph(s) by*: RHW


Height: 1.5-4'
Flowers: May-Jul.; white
Fruit: pod
Fall color: yellow

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH:
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy Organic


open upland woods and clearings, rocky slopes, roadsides

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD




established plants drought tolerant; spreads to form tight clumps; seldom needs dividing; yellow fall color

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004