Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3041

Forb
Biennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common in NC Mountains & northward, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Pinnately or bipinnately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pastinaca sativa   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pastinaca sativa   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-35-001:
Pastinaca sativa   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Parsnip