Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1689

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

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

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
All leaves: 3-or-more foliolate
Basal & alternate (reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Spring
Golden yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Compound umbel with (8-)10-18 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):
Zizia aurea   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zizia aurea   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-14-002:
Zizia aurea   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Zizia aurea

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Golden Alexanders