Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3116

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in freshwater marshes, brackish marshes, swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic ...Wet

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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):
Sium suave   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sium suave   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-27-001:
Sium suave   FAMILY Apiaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sium cicutaefolium

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sium floridanum

 

COMMON NAME:
Water-parsnip


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image of Sium suave, Water-parsnip

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_sium_suave1

July    Moore County    NC

Leaflets 7-17, finely toothed (vs. Oxypolis rigidior 5-9 and mostly entire, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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