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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Diphylleia cymosa Michx.
American umbrellaleaf, Umbrella-leaf
USDA Symbol: DICY2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May
, 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).
BenefitUse 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
|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 Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Newark, DEMt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff