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

Uncommon (rare in SC)

Look for it in rich cove forests and slopes, at moderate to high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Ternately decompound
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
2-5 sepals
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Follicle

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Actaea podocarpa   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Actaea podocarpa   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-09-002:
Cimicifuga americana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Black Cohosh, American Cohosh, Late Black Cohosh