Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2216

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in ditches, marshes, other wet places, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Pinnately decompound into filiform segments
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
5-merous
5 petals
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ptilimnium capillaceum   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ptilimnium capillaceum   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-30-004:
Ptilimnium capillaceum   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Bishopweed, Atlantic Bishopweed, Atlantic Mock Bishop's Weed


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image of Ptilimnium capillaceum, Eastern Bishopweed, Atlantic Bishopweed, Atlantic Mock Bishop's Weed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ptca_001_lvd

        

image of Ptilimnium capillaceum, Eastern Bishopweed, Atlantic Bishopweed, Atlantic Mock Bishop's Weed

Keith Bradley    kab_p_capillaceum_02194

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Ptilimnium capillaceum, Eastern Bishopweed, Atlantic Bishopweed, Atlantic Mock Bishop's Weed

Keith Bradley    kab_p_capillaceum_02194b

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

The 5 petals are white, about 1mm long and wide, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Ptilimnium capillaceum, Eastern Bishopweed, Atlantic Bishopweed, Atlantic Mock Bishop's Weed

Keith Bradley    kab_p_capillaceum_07615

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

Leaves divided into thread-like (filiform) leaflets, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Ptilimnium capillaceum, Eastern Bishopweed, Atlantic Bishopweed, Atlantic Mock Bishop's Weed

Keith Bradley    kab_p_capillaceum_07679

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Ptilimnium capillaceum, Eastern Bishopweed, Atlantic Bishopweed, Atlantic Mock Bishop's Weed

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_capillaceum_1

June    Iredell County    NC

image of Ptilimnium capillaceum, Eastern Bishopweed, Atlantic Bishopweed, Atlantic Mock Bishop's Weed

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_capillaceum_6233

June    Iredell County    NC

Samll white flowers in a compound umbel, the umbel bracts usually 3-parted, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.