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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