Twinleaf (Jeffersonia diphylla)

Habitat: Forests

Grows in Sun/Shade: Shade

Flowers: White

Attributes: Pollinator friendly, Walnut tolerant

Height: 10-40 cm (3-15 in)


Unusual leaves, which are fused at the center, are the attractive feature of this rare plant. It is one of the defining plants of the lowland forests along the Nith River. However, outside of this area it it is rare, so it should not be planted in the wild unless you have previously consulted with an expert.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Wildflowers website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email