Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2813

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist forests, openings, & woodland edges, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Basal leaves simple (rarely 3-parted or divided); stem leaves ternately divided
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Golden yellow
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Compound umbel with 7-15 rays

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Zizia aptera   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zizia aptera   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-14-001:
Zizia aptera   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Zizia cordata

 

COMMON NAME:
Heartleaf Golden Alexanders, Heartleaf Alexanders