Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1526

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Mountains, rare elsewhere

Look for it on streambanks, seepages, grassy balds, moist forests, swamp forests, very rarely in calcareous longleaf pine savanna ecotones, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
3-5 sepals
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Aggregate of achenes

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Trautvetteria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trautvetteria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

LESS THAN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-14-001:
Trautvetteria carolinensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Tassel-rue, False Bugbane


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image of Trautvetteria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis

JK Marlow    jkm0205j_21

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Principal leaves up to 8" wide, palmately cleft into 5-11 segments, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Trautvetteria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis

JK Marlow    jkm060716_054

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Trautvetteria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis

JK Marlow    jkm060716_063

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Flowers 0.5" wide, with numerous white stamens in a corymbiform cluster, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Trautvetteria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis

JK Marlow    jkm060716_066

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Trautvetteria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis

JK Marlow    jkm160919_037

September    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls