Diphylleia cymosa Michx.
American Umbrellaleaf, Umbrella-leaf
Berberidaceae (Barberry Family)
USDA Symbol: DICY2
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May
DistributionUSA: 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).
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
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Longwood Gardens - Kennett Square, PA
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Diphylleia cymosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Diphylleia cymosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Diphylleia cymosa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2017-12-13
Research By: TWC Staff