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

map
To see a detailed map, click here

 

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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


Click or hover over the thumbnails to see larger pictures.

image of Zizia trifoliata

JK Marlow    jkm090412_070

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Basal leaflets mostly rounded to obtuse at apex, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Zizia trifoliata

JK Marlow    jkm090412_084

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Zizia trifoliata

JK Marlow    jkm090412_084b

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Pollinator at work. The central flower of each umbellet sessile or subsessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Zizia trifoliata

JK Marlow    jkm090412_088

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Teeth of the leaflets coarse, averaging (1)2-3(4) per cm of margin, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Zizia trifoliata

JK Marlow    jkm090412_092

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Basal leaves mostly 3-foliolate (or more divided), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Zizia trifoliata

JK Marlow    jkm160426_591

April    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Zizia trifoliata

JK Marlow    jkm160426_595

April    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Zizia trifoliata

JK Marlow    jkm160426_599

April    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Zizia trifoliata

JK Marlow    jkm120517_831b

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Zizia trifoliata

JK Marlow    jkm140519_853

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Zizia trifoliata

JK Marlow    jkm160504_347

May    Jackson County    NC

Panthertown

image of Zizia trifoliata

JK Marlow    jkm0509j_27

September    Transylvania County    NC

Silver Run Preserve