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 (rare in Piedmont) (rare in SC)

Look for it in rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Ternately decompound

FLOWER:
Spring
Green/Maroon
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
6 petaloid sepals
6 reduced petals
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Blue
Drupe-like seeds

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Caulophyllum thalictroides   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Caulophyllum thalictroides   FAMILY Berberidaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 077-05-001:
Caulophyllum thalictroides   FAMILY Berberidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Blue Cohosh, Papooseroot, Green Vivian