Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


478

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in SC), endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it in seepages & on brook-banks, sometimes away from brooks or seeps in northern hardwood or cove hardwood forests (but then usually in subterranean seepage), primarily at moderate to high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Flowering plants have 2 alternate stem leaves; non-flowering plants have only 1

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 sepals
6 petals
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Blue
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Diphylleia cymosa   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Diphylleia cymosa   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 077-06-001:
Diphylleia cymosa   FAMILY Berberidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Umbrella-leaf, Pixie-parasol


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_dicy2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm060429_023

April    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm130420_459

April    Transylvania County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm060508_049

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm060508_053

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

Flowering stem leaves are peltate near the margin and from 1 to 2' across, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm070518_121

May    Avery County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm070518_123

May    Avery County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm120505_172

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm150508_948

May    Union County    GA

Sosebee Cove

Like Mayapple, vegetative plants have a single leaf, flowering plants have 2, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_cymosa_umbrella_z

May        

Unlike most other dicots, the sepals, petals & stamens number 6 each, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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Ron Lance    rwl_diphylleia_cymosa

May    Jackson County    NC

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Dan Whitten    sdw_umbrella_leaf

May    Smyth County    VA

Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdcymosa_gf1

May-June?    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdcymosa_poplarcreek1

July-August?        

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Ben Geer Keys    bgk478_a

August        

Fruits are conspicuous, round, dark blue, fleshy, and on red stalks, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.