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Directory of Wildflowers

Twinleaf
Jeffersonia diphylla

Fruit of twinleaf
Fruit of twinleaf

Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
8 - 16 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
5 - 7 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
April - May
 

Features

White flowers that bloom for only a few days. Blue green leaves are so deeply divided, they are almost split in two.

Culture

Partial shade; moist, well drained sites; avoid dry sites.

Notes

Found in woods. Listed as threatened in Iowa.