Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1009

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in bogs, seepages, swamps, wet meadows, streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 5-11(13) leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
Sepals minute
5 petals
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Fall
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Oxypolis rigidior   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oxypolis rigidior   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-34-001:
Oxypolis rigidior   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cowbane, Pig-potato, Stiff Cowbane