Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Marsh Lilaeopsis at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
The epithet "chinensis" is a misnomer; the species is native to e. North America and has nothing to do with China, per Weakley's Flora (2022)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-29-001:
Lilaeopsis chinensis FAMILY Apiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Marsh Lilaeopsis, Eastern Grasswort, Tidal Strapwort, Fiddler-crab Turf
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Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Habitat: Brackish and freshwater tidal marshes, especially in mud-flats in the intertidal zone, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Uncommon in Coastal Plain
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Simple - phyllodial (hollow, septate, segmented)
Flowers in simple, axillary umbels
Schizocarp of two mericarps
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC (Porcher & Rayner, 2001) p326
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p137
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