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Gillenia stipulata (American ipecac)
Wallace, George

Gillenia stipulata

Gillenia stipulata (Muhl. ex Willd.) Baill.

American Ipecac

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Porteranthus stipulatus

USDA Symbol: GIST5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Gillenia stipulata is found from Kansas, Michigan, and New York south to Georgia and Texas. It has large, sharply toothed or jagged stipules.


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Aggregate , Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Aggregated follicles.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: White to pale rose pink.


USA: AL , AR , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NY , OH , OK , PA , TN , TX , VA , WV

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-09
Research By: SET

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