Photographer: Kitty Kohout
Jeffersonia diphylla (L.) Pers.
rheumatism root, twinleaf
Jeffersonia: for Thomas Jefferson, third president of USA and naturalists
diphylla: Greek for "two-leaved"
|Status: ||Special Concern|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 4"-8" tall forb, smooth|
|Flower: ||white, usually 8-parted, 1 1/4" wide; solitary on leafless stalk; blooms April-May|
|Leaf:||all basal, deeply divided into 2 unequal half-ovals|
|Habitat: ||moderate moisture; woods; in rich usually not acidic soil|