Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1501

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Basal leaves usually simple; upper leaves appearing trifoliolate
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Compound umbel with 4-10(-11) rays

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Thaspium trifoliatum var. aureum   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thaspium trifoliatum var. aureum   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-15-001b:
Thaspium trifoliatum var. flavum   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Thaspium trifoliatum var. aureum

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Thaspium trifoliatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Meadow Parsnip, Woodland Parsnip