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Porteranthus trifoliatus

Common Name(s):
American ipecac, Bowman's root, Mountain indian physic
Cultivar(s):
Pink Profusion
Categories:
Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Native to eastern and southern US. The five-petaled flowers appear on wiry red stems beginning in late spring. The airy look of the flowers is effective in mass plantings or borders. The serrated green leaves turn red in fall.

Season:
Early summer
Height:
2-4 ft.
Hardiness:
4-8
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
Tags:
summer

NCCES plant id: 2697

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