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Diphylleia cymosa (American umbrellaleaf)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Diphylleia cymosa

Diphylleia cymosa Michx.

American umbrellaleaf, Umbrella-leaf

Berberidaceae (Barberry Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: DICY2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AL , GA , NC , SC , TN , VA
Native Distribution: Endemic to the Blue Ridge Mountains of the southern Appalachians (FNA).
Native Habitat: Forming dense colonies on moist slopes in mixed deciduous forests, in seepages, or along streams; 800-1700 m (FNA).

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Occasionally grown in woodland gardens.
Use Medicinal: Cherokee Indians are reported to have used D . cymosa to treat a variety of ailments and as a disinfectant (D. E. Moerman 1986).
Interesting Foliage: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Sunshine Farm & Gardens - Renick, WV
American Native Nursery - Quakertown, PA

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Longwood Gardens - Newark, DE
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Diphylleia cymosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Diphylleia cymosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Diphylleia cymosa

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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