Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Ternately compound or unifoliolate
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 petals
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Fall
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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 VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-34-002:
Oxypolis ternata   FAMILY Apiaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Savanna Cowbane


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image of Oxypolis ternata

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

JK Marlow    jkm161001_761

September    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

JK Marlow    jkm161001_768

September    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.