Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Twinleaf

Twinleaf 

Jeffersonia diphylla

Light shade, medium moisture level, rich humusy soil, circumneutral pH.  8-18 inches height, blooms in spring, white flowers.

Germination Code:  L.  Seeds quickly lose variability in storage.

Native Region:  Middle and East Tennessee

Foliage is the main attraction of this plant.  Each leaf is divided into two nearly separate leaflets that look like butterfly wings.  Petals of flower are extremely fragile and often drop at the first gust of wind or rain shower.  Use summer mulch to keep roots cool.

flower;shade;medium;loam

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One response to “Twinleaf

  1. Joy Moore May 22, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Twinleaf has a wonderful seed pod that adds interest over a long period of time.

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