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Gillenia stipulata - (Muhl. ex Willd.)Baill.
                 
Common Name American Ipecacuanna, American ipecac
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woods, thickets and rocky slopes[43].
Range Eastern N. America - New York to Indiana and Kansas, south to Georgia, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade

Summary

Gillenia stipulata American Ipecacuanna, American ipecac


Thomas G. Barnes @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Barnes, T.G., and S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky.
Gillenia stipulata American Ipecacuanna, American ipecac
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 248.
   
Physical Characteristics
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Gillenia stipulata is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from May to June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Porteranthus stipulatus. (Muhl. ex Willd.)Britt.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Cathartic;  Diaphoretic;  Emetic;  Expectorant;  Odontalgic;  Stings;  Tonic.

The dried powdered root bark is cathartic, slightly diaphoretic, a mild and efficient emetic, expectorant and tonic[4, 61, 213, 238]. Minute doses are used internally in the treatment of colds, chronic diarrhoea, constipation, asthma and other bronchial complaints[238, 257]. The roots have been used externally in the treatment of rheumatism[257]. A cold infusion of the roots has been given, or the root chewed, in the treatment of bee and other stings[257]. The roots are harvested in the autumn, the bark is removed and dried for later use[213, 238]. A tea made from the whole plant is strongly laxative and emetic[222]. Minute doses are used internally in the treatment of colds, indigestion, asthma and hepatitis[222]. A poultice or wash is used in the treatment of rheumatism, bee stings and swellings[222]. A decoction or strong infusion of the whole plant has been taken a pint at a time as an emetic[257]. A poultice of the plant has been used to treat leg swellings[257]. The plant has been used in the treatment of toothaches[257].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Easily grown in a rather moist but well-drained lime-free peaty soil in semi-shade[4, 200]. Succeeds in a sunny position but requires shade at the hottest part of the day[200].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame[200]. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow on for the first year in a lightly shaded area of the greenhouse or cold frame. Plant out in late spring and protect from slugs until well established. Division in spring or autumn[238].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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