Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1482

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in rocky, dry to dry-mesic forests and woodlands over mafic or calcareous rock, such as diabase, amphibolite, calcareous siltstone, calcareous shale, or limestone, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Ternately decompound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
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):
Taenidia integerrima   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Taenidia integerrima   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-13-001:
Taenidia integerrima   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Pimpernel, Golden Alexander


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image of Taenidia integerrima

JK Marlow    jkm120426_709

April    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Taenidia integerrima

JK Marlow    jkm150424_681

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Taenidia integerrima

JK Marlow    jkm150424_685

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Taenidia integerrima

JK Marlow    jkm150424_727

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Taenidia integerrima

JK Marlow    jkm120517_855

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaflets have consistently entire margins, which is uncommon in Apiaceae, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves that resemble Thalictrum

image of Taenidia integerrima

JK Marlow    jkm120517_856

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Taenidia integerrima

JK Marlow    jkm120517_858

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

A smooth, often glaucous, branched perennial 16-32" tall, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Taenidia integerrima

JK Marlow    jkm120517_876

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

The umbel is open, its slender primary rays up to 3" long and unequal, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Taenidia integerrima

JK Marlow    jkm120517_876b

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Umbellets have fertile flowers around margin; inner flowers are male only, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.