Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


766

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in rich forests, either on natural levees with very nutrient-rich sediments or on slopes with underlying mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Ternately decompound
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
5 sepals
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Aggregate of follicles

 

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



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Enemion biternatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Enemion biternatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-07-001:
Isopyrum biternatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
False Rue-anemone, Isopyrum


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picture of Isopyrum biternatum, image of Enemion biternatum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_isbi2_001_lvd

        

picture of Isopyrum biternatum, image of Enemion biternatum

Keith Bradley    kab_e_biternatum_3784

February    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

picture of Isopyrum biternatum, image of Enemion biternatum

Keith Bradley    kab_e_biternatum_3895

February    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

picture of Isopyrum biternatum, image of Enemion biternatum

Jerry Bright    jeb_031508_023

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

This has 5 petaloid sepals, whereas Anemonella thalictroides has 5-10, per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Rue-anemone and False Rue-anemone

picture of Isopyrum biternatum, image of Enemion biternatum

JK Marlow    jkm120326_006

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

picture of Isopyrum biternatum, image of Enemion biternatum

JK Marlow    jkm120326_994

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

picture of Isopyrum biternatum, image of Enemion biternatum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_enemion_biternatum_5

March        

picture of Isopyrum biternatum, image of Enemion biternatum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_enemion_biternatum_6

March        

picture of Isopyrum biternatum, image of Enemion biternatum

JK Marlow    jkm070407_105

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Fruit is a cluster of four pod-like follicles, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE fruits that are an aggregate of follicles

picture of Isopyrum biternatum, image of Enemion biternatum

JK Marlow    jkm110416_821

April    Etowah County    AL

Its leaflets are more deeply lobed than those of Thalictrum thalictroides, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Isopyrum biternatum, image of Enemion biternatum

JK Marlow    jkm110416_832

April    Etowah County    AL

Its multi-tiered leaves distinguish it from Thalictrum thalictroides, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

picture of Isopyrum biternatum, image of Enemion biternatum

JK Marlow    jkm180408_241

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve