Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Flora of North America
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JK Marlow jkm0403o_31
March Greenville County SC
Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve
Leaves alternate, clustered together at top of a usually unbranched erect stem, per Weakley's Flora.
Keith Bradley kab_x_simplicissima_0561
April Henderson County NC
Pisgah National Forest
Purple flowers in drooping racemes 2-3" long, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.
Steve Marlow snm100404_153
April Greenville County SC
Jones Gap State Park
Petals are absent. There are 5 maroon, ovate, acuminate sepals, 2-5mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
JK Marlow jkm160502_081
May Macon County NC
Twigs moderately stout, lenticellate, with bright yellow inner bark, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.