OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Caulophyllum giganteum   FAMILY Berberidaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Caulophyllum giganteum   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Caulophyllum thalictroides var. giganteum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 077-05-001?:
Caulophyllum thalictroides   FAMILY Berberidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Blue Cohosh, Giant Blue Cohosh


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Caulophyllum giganteum   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Caulophyllum giganteum   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Caulophyllum thalictroides var. giganteum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 077-05-001?:
Caulophyllum thalictroides   FAMILY Berberidaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4295

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Habitat: Rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Complexly compound, with 2+ levels of pinnate and/or ternate compoundness

FLOWER:
Spring
Usually purple or maroon
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
6 petaloid sepals
6 reduced petals
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Blue
Drupe-like seeds

 

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