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Scientific Name: Epimedium x youngianum
Pronunciation: ep-ih-MEE-dee-um ex yung-ee-AY-num
Common Name: barrenwort
Family Name: Berberidaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves compound with triangular to heart shaped leaflets; flowers white to pink.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin (E. diphyllum x E. grandiflorum)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include E. 'Niveum' and E. 'Yenomoto'.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Compound Leaf: Biternate
Colour in Fall: Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acuminate
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Cruciform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, (cv. Roseum has dusky pink to purple flowers)
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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