Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1690

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain), an endemic

Look for it in moist forests, woodlands, and woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

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

FLOWER:
Spring
Golden yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Compound umbel with 4-10(-12) 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 trifoliata   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zizia trifoliata   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-14-003:
Zizia trifoliata   FAMILY Apiaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Zizia latifolia

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Zizia bebbii

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Golden-Alexanders