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Jeffersonia diphylla

twinleaf

Its large leaves unfurl into a two-piece structure (twinleaf), which, just as the flowers are beginning to open, look slightly elephantine. Each flower is short-lived, with fruits emerging as cylindrical green structures before turning yellow and eventually drying out, dropping seeds which are dispersed quite efficiently by ants.

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Height: 12-18 in
Spread: 12-18 in
Hardiness Zone: 4-9


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Ecoregion
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


twinleaf - Jeffersonia diphylla from Native Plant Trust
twinleaf - Jeffersonia diphylla from Native Plant Trust
twinleaf - Jeffersonia diphylla from Native Plant Trust