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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Diphylleia cymosa Michx.
American umbrellaleaf, Umbrella-leaf
USDA Symbol: DICY2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May
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). USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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
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, DE
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff