Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales
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Learn more about Trailing Wolfsbane from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-04-002:
Aconitum reclinatum FAMILY Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Trailing Wolfsbane, White Monkshood, White Aconite
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Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Rich cove forests, particularly along brookbanks, in seepages, and in periglacial boulderfields with seepage, primarily over mafic rocks (such as amphibolite, metagabbro, or greenstone), rarely over sandstone or granitic rocks, per Weakley's Flora
Native to North Carolina
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Basal & alternate
Creamy white or yellowish
5 unequal sepals
Aggregate of follicles
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p091
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p300
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p031
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p053
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p043
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