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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
description:
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.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
From seed or by division.

usage:
Has various uses as a medicinal herb

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