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botanical name:
Gillenia trifoliata
Gillenia trifoliata © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bowman's Root, Indian Physic, Ipecac
synonyms:  Porteranthus trifoliatus
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: maroon
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 4 to 10
Charmingly graceful perennial with erect, slender reddish stems and small trifoliate leaves. Delicate terminal sprays of small white flowers. Quite unusual but long-lived and easy to grow.

Moist, well-drained, peaty lime-free soil. Best in part shade but will grow in full sun with adequate moisture, in locations where it does not become too hot.

From seed or by division.

Has various uses as a medicinal herb

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