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Rheumatism Root - Jeffersonia diphylla One of its common names, twinleaf, suggest that the plant has two leaves, but there are actually more. Each leaf is divided into two nearly separate leaflets. I was too early to see the flowers, but each plant produces a single white flower. This plant is native to eastern North America and is rare - it&#039;s protected as threatened or endangered in several states.<br />
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Native Americans used the root of this plant to make tea for many illnesses. It was also used externally as a wash for rheumatism, sores, and ulcers. But, the plant is probably toxic, so it should be avoided.<br />
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Habitat: Wetland<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/80263/rheumatism_root_-_jeffersonia_diphylla.html" title="Rheumatism Root - Jeffersonia diphylla"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/80263_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1569456010&Signature=qxuM%2FkRyewpWNLsVuLtgRxdSB7o%3D" width="102" height="152" alt="Rheumatism Root - Jeffersonia diphylla It was interesting that the larger leaves/plants didn&#039;t have any flowers, but the little one did.<br />
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One of its common names, twinleaf, suggest that the plant has two leaves, but there are actually more. Each leaf is divided into two nearly separate leaflets. I was too early to see the flowers, but each plant produces a single white flower. This plant is native to eastern North America and is rare - it&#039;s protected as threatened or endangered in several states.<br />
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Native Americans used the root of this plant to make tea for many illnesses. It was also used externally as a wash for rheumatism, sores, and ulcers. But, the plant is probably toxic, so it should be avoided.<br />
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Habitat: Wetland<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/80262/rheumatism_root_-_jeffersonia_diphylla.html" title="Rheumatism Root - Jeffersonia diphylla"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/80262_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1569456010&Signature=skc56ud8tM%2B%2BOpifLS3nIxuzefY%3D" width="200" height="172" alt="Rheumatism Root - Jeffersonia diphylla One of its common names, twinleaf, suggest that the plant has two leaves, but there are actually more. Each leaf is divided into two nearly separate leaflets. I was too early to see the flowers, but each plant produces a single white flower. This plant is native to eastern North America and is rare - it&#039;s protected as threatened or endangered in several states.<br />
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Native Americans used the root of this plant to make tea for many illnesses. It was also used externally as a wash for rheumatism, sores, and ulcers. But, the plant is probably toxic, so it should be avoided.<br />
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Habitat: Wetland<br />
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Rheumatism Root - Jeffersonia diphylla

One of its common names, twinleaf, suggest that the plant has two leaves, but there are actually more. Each leaf is divided into two nearly separate leaflets. I was too early to see the flowers, but each plant produces a single white flower. This plant is native to eastern North America and is rare - it's protected as threatened or endangered in several states.

Native Americans used the root of this plant to make tea for many illnesses. It was also used externally as a wash for rheumatism, sores, and ulcers. But, the plant is probably toxic, so it should be avoided.

Habitat: Wetland

Rheumatism Root - Jeffersonia diphylla It was interesting that the larger leaves/plants didn't have any flowers, but the little one did.<br />
<br />
One of its common names, twinleaf, suggest that the plant has two leaves, but there are actually more. Each leaf is divided into two nearly separate leaflets. I was too early to see the flowers, but each plant produces a single white flower. This plant is native to eastern North America and is rare - it's protected as threatened or endangered in several states.<br />
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Native Americans used the root of this plant to make tea for many illnesses. It was also used externally as a wash for rheumatism, sores, and ulcers. But, the plant is probably toxic, so it should be avoided.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Wetland<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/80261/rheumatism_root_-_jeffersonia_diphylla.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/80262/rheumatism_root_-_jeffersonia_diphylla.html Geotagged,Jeffersonia diphylla,Spring,Twinleaf,United States

Rheumatism Root - Jeffersonia diphylla One of its common names, twinleaf, suggest that the plant has two leaves, but there are actually more. Each leaf is divided into two nearly separate leaflets. I was too early to see the flowers, but each plant produces a single white flower. This plant is native to eastern North America and is rare - it's protected as threatened or endangered in several states.<br />
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Native Americans used the root of this plant to make tea for many illnesses. It was also used externally as a wash for rheumatism, sores, and ulcers. But, the plant is probably toxic, so it should be avoided.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Wetland<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/80261/rheumatism_root_-_jeffersonia_diphylla.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/80263/rheumatism_root_-_jeffersonia_diphylla.html<br />
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    comments (6)

  1. Green heart 8> Posted 2 months ago
    1. Gasp! I didn't even notice that before! Posted 2 months ago
  2. Gorgeous! And Ferdy is right! What a cute heart! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks! When I saw the comments about the heart, I had no idea what you guys were talking about...I missed that detail! Posted 2 months ago
  3. What a precious heart shape in the middle :-) Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks - I missed the heart until I saw the comments here, haha! Posted 2 months ago

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Jeffersonia diphylla, which is also known as twinleaf or rheumatism root, is a small genus of herbaceous perennial plants in the family Berberidaceae. They are uncommon spring wildflowers and grow in limestone soils of rich deciduous forests. Jeffersonia was named for United States President Thomas Jefferson.

Similar species: Ranunculales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jun 10, 2019. Captured May 2, 2019 13:02 in 3280 Franklin Ave, Millbrook, NY 12545, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm