Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1679

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Look for it on streambanks & riverbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnately compound: 3-5 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
Maroon
5 sepals
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish
Aggregate of follicles

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Xanthorhiza simplicissima   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xanthorhiza simplicissima   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-01-001:
Xanthorhiza simplicissima   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Xanthorrhiza simplicissima

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Xanthorhiza simplicissima

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellowroot