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botanical name:
Jeffersonia diphylla
Jeffersonia diphylla © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Twinleaf
synonyms:  Podophyllum diphyllum, Jeffersonia binata
family:  Berberidaceae
characteristics: grass
height: 0.23m
width: 0.23m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: light green
flower colour: white
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 5 to 5
Slow growing woodland plant. The pale green leaves are a distinctive butterfly shape. Slender stems bear individual cup shaped white flowers in spring.

Needs moist rich soil and a shady position. The extensive roots resent disturbance once established.

Seed or division.

Suitable for woodland type conditions.

other notes:
Comes from eastern parts North America, were it is rare in the wild. Usually found on limestone soils, in woodlands near rivers.

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