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<strong>American Ipecac; Indian Physic</strong>
<em>Porteranthus stipulatus</em> / Rose Family
Height: To 40"<br>
The flowers of American Ipecac are smaller than Bowman's Root. An easy way to identify the plant is by the two small stipules at the ba...
American Ipecac; Indian Physic
Porteranthus stipulatus / Rose Family
Height: To 40"

The flowers of American Ipecac are smaller than Bowman's Root. An easy way to identify the plant is by the two small stipules at the base of the leaves (thus the species name stipulatus. Also, look for the red calyx. Both plants grow to around 40 inches.
Perennial
Where seen: Big South Fork, Piney River, Great Smoky Mountains NP
{Formerly known as: Gillenia stipulata}

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