Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales
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SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-34-003:
Oxypolis filiformis FAMILY Apiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Water Dropwort, Water Cowbane
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmofiliformi_echawswale
August Berkeley County SC
Francis Marion National Forest
Each flat-topped flower cluster contains 10-20 smaller clusters, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia (Chafin, 2007).
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Wet savannas, sandhill seepages, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common (uncommon in NC)
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Simple - reduced to expanded petioles
Basal & alternate
Flowers in compound umbels
Schizocarp of two mericarps
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia (Chafin, 2007) p245
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p115
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p035
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region (Sorrie, 2011) p182
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