Umbrella Leaf

Diphylleia cymosa Berberidaceae

Other names

American Umbrella Leaf

Growth habit



Long-lived perennial

Native distribution

Not Native to the Finger Lakes Region, Wet Places: Mnts. of VA to GA & TN


Mundy Wildflower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Groundcover Collection

Source of plant

Seneca Hill Perennials, We-Du Nurseries


Immense, two-lobed, rounded leaves to 12" across. The flowers are in rounded heads and are inconspicuous; the berries that follow are striking, of indigo-blue enhanced by their red stalks, borne well above the stalwart, leafy plant. Most unusual and dignified. Plants 2' tall, 1' wide.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

notable texture, foliage characteristics, fruiting characteristics