Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree, Schefflera
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Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org bug_5290038
Dense, 1-2' long clusters of deep red flowers radiate from each branch tip, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org bug_5290039
Leaflets radiate out like the spokes of an umbrella, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.
Non-native: South Pacific
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Palmately compound: 7-16 leaflets
Petioles 15-60cm long
7-18 petals, usually 12
Stamens same number as petals
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control p077
- Invasive Plants, Weeds of the Global Garden p42