Gillenia Trifoliata (Gillenia)

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Gillenia Trifoliata (gillenta)Gillenia is an indigenous, perennial herb, with an irregular, brownish, somewhat tuberous root, having many long, knotted, stringy fibres.  The several stems are from the same root, about two or three feet high, erect, slender, smooth, and of a reddish or brownish color.  The leaves are alternate, subsessile; leaflets lanceolate, acuminate, sharply dentated; flowers are white, with a reddish tinge; and the fruit a two-valved, one-celled capsule.  Seeds are oblong, brown, and bitter.


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