Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Carolina Mtns, uncommon in GA Mtns, rare elsewhere (an endemic)

Look for it in cove forests, on seepage slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Compound
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual or unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 persistent sepals
5 petals (or petals absent in pistillate flowers)
8-10 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
A partly fused 2-locular capsule or separate as 2 follicles

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Saxifragales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Astilbe biternata   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Astilbe biternata   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-07-001:
Astilbe biternata   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian False Goatsbeard