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Porteranthus trifoliatus

Common Name(s):
Bowman's root, Mountain indian physic
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Early summer
Height:
2-3 ft.
Foliage:
Almost-stalkless leaves divided into three sharply toothed segments; slender, somewhat twisted branches; pair of small stipules at base of each leaf
Flower:
Narrow white to pale pink, scraggly five-petaled flowers in a loose cluster; reddish calyx cup
Site:
Rich woods, thickets
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2697

Porteranthus trifoliatus Porteranthus trifoliatus