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