OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Oxypolis ternata   FAMILY Apiaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oxypolis ternata   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Oxypolis denticulata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-34-002:
Oxypolis ternata   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Oxypolis ternata

 

COMMON NAME:
Savanna Cowbane


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image of Oxypolis ternata, Savanna Cowbane

JK Marlow    jkm161001_759

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Umbels composed of 5-11 rays, mostly 2-8cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Oxypolis ternata, Savanna Cowbane

JK Marlow    jkm161001_761

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Leaves few, well-spaced; usually divided into 3 linear or threadlike segment, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Oxypolis ternata, Savanna Cowbane

JK Marlow    jkm161001_768

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

So slender that it is hard to see among neighboring grasses and sedges, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Oxypolis ternata   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oxypolis ternata   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Oxypolis denticulata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-34-002:
Oxypolis ternata   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Oxypolis ternata

 

Find by scientific name:

4048

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in wet pine savannas, sandhill seepages, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Ternately compound, or unifoliolate (appearing simple)
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 petals
Inferior ovary

Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Fall
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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