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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_oxri_001_lhd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_oxri_004_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm150827_982

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Umbels composed of 12-25 rays, the longest 3-5cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm0509h_22

September    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0509h_23

September    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0509k_37b

September    Transylvania County    NC

Silver Run Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm080928_140

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm080928_148

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm080928_152

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm080928_161

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm080928_163

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaflet size and shape is quite variable, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm090905_024

September    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm130927_653

September    Transylvania County    NC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_o_rigidior_cowbane_4

September        

Umbels are compound, loose, and to 6" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    s080928_b

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaflets have few or no teeth (teeth, if any, above middle of leaflet blade), per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE pinnately compound leaves of forbs

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JK Marlow    s071001_a

October    Jackson County    NC

Gorges State Park

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JK Marlow    s071001_a2

October    Jackson County    NC

Gorges State Park

Fruit strongly flattened dorsally, broadly ellipsoid-oblong, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    s071001_c

October    Jackson County    NC

Gorges State Park