Bowman’s Root

Botanical Name: Gillenia trifoliata akaPorteranthus trifoliatus

Height: about 60 cm

Season of bloom: Early summer

Growing Conditions: Woodland edge. Organic soil, not too dry.

Wildlife benefits: Foliage is deer-resistant.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: No. Bowman’s Root historically occurred in the extreme southwest corner of Ontario but is now extirpated. My seed, therefore, necessarily, comes from the USA.

Seeds: Germination Code: C(60) – cold, moist stratification for 60 days.

Remarks: Foliage often colours attractively in autumn.

Similar species: American Ipecac

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