Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


662

Forb
Biennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA

Look for it in forests, roadbanks, meadows, forest openings, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Ternately or pinnately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual & staminate
Somewhat asymmetrical
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Heracleum maximum   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heracleum maximum   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-36-001:
Heracleum lanatum   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Heracleum sphondylium var. lanatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum

 

COMMON NAME:
Cow Parsnip, American Hogweed, Masterwort