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 (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in marshes, bogs, seepages, ditches, swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Pinnately, bipinnately or pinnate-ternately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/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 (11/30/12):
Cicuta maculata var. maculata   FAMILY Apiaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cicuta maculata var. maculata   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-28-001:
Cicuta maculata   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Water Hemlock, Spotted Cowbane


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image of Cicuta maculata var. maculata

Frank Bridges    fab_cicuta_stem

July    Cobb County    GA

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Stem smooth, sometimes streaked with purple, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Cicuta maculata var. maculata

JK Marlow    jkm060717_004

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside/creekside

Tiny white flowers borne in compound umbels 2-5" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Cicuta maculata var. maculata

JK Marlow    jkm060717_014

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside/creekside

Rays 15-30+. Involucel bractlets [of the umbellets] 6-9, linear-lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cicuta maculata var. maculata

JK Marlow    jkm170715_692

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Cicuta maculata var. maculata

JK Marlow    jkm170715_695

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Cicuta maculata var. maculata

JK Marlow    jkm170715_698

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Cicuta maculata var. maculata

JK Marlow    jkm170716_420

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Cicuta maculata var. maculata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cicuta_maculata_2

July        

image of Cicuta maculata var. maculata

JK Marlow    jkm0308d_37

August    Greenville County    SC

Roadside/creekside

A tall branching plant common in wet places, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Cicuta maculata var. maculata

JK Marlow    jkm0308k_06

August    Greenville County    SC

Roadside/creekside

image of Cicuta maculata var. maculata

JK Marlow    jkm160818_598

August    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Cicuta maculata var. maculata

JK Marlow    jkm160818_600

August    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

The veins of the leaflets end at notches (in Angelica they do not), per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of American Lovage, Hairy Angelica and Water Hemlock

image of Cicuta maculata var. maculata

JK Marlow    jkm160919_032

September    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

Fruit plane or weakly ridged at the juncture of the mericarps, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.