Common Name: Twinleaf

Scientific Name: Jeffersonia diphylla

Family: Berberidaceae 

Habitat: Woodlands, Rocky ledges

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial, Ephemeral

Bloom Time: Spring

Height: Up to 2 feet

Light: Deep shade to partial shade

Soil: Moist, Well drained

Pollinators: Bees

Description: Along the Watershed Trail on the edge of Little Huckleberry Creek, you may see little, white wildflowers known as Twinleaf blooming each year at the end of March. Named after their leaves, which have identical lobes on each side, these native perennials bloom most frequently in deep, partly shaded forests and on rocky ledges.