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I'm sure i have
some anecdotal information about this shot, but I'm
at a loss at the moment.
Rose Family (Rosaceae)
White to pinkish flowers that seem
casual, irregular, with 5 narrow oblique petals.
Leaves are 3-parted and 2-4 inches long and
toothed. The plant grows 2-4 feet tall.
May to September
Seems to prefer rich moist woods and
mostly in the mountains and piedmont regions.
The powdered dried root was used by
Indians as a laxative and emetic, thus the name
Indian Physic Root. It is related to American
Ipecac, which gives some creedence to this use.
A delicate flower that is hard to spot, staying
out of the way mostly. I don't know who Bowman was.
My observations about this plant can be found at:
Several more pictures are available at the
plant query website, but not much factual info.