Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913 pnd_vila_001_lvd
Leaves with very uniform serrations & a strong reticulate venation pattern, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Dirr, 1975+).
The Dow Gardens Archive, Dow Gardens, Bugwood.org bug_5143053
Drupe 1/3" long, yellow changing to red and finally black, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Dirr, 1975+).
The Dow Gardens Archive, Dow Gardens, Bugwood.org bug_5147073
Flowers white, actually creamy - due to numerous yellow stamens, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Dirr, 1975+).
Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org bug_5400198
Month Unknown Hungary
Leaves ovate to oblong-ovate, closely denticulate, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Dirr, 1975+).
Habitat: Widely planted, sometimes escaped or persistent, per Weakley's Flora
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Flowers all alike and fertile
Yellow to Red to Black
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