Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in GA Mtns, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in cove forests, other moist fertile forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Ternately & pinnately decompound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Spring/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):
Osmorhiza claytonii   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Osmorhiza claytonii   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-08-001:
Osmorhiza claytonii   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISSPELLED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Osmorrhiza claytonii

 

COMMON NAME:
Bland Sweet Cicely, Hairy Sweet Cicely


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_wacl_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm090404_077

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Leaves to 1' long, often hairy, twice triple-compound, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm090404_085

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

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JK Marlow    jkm120523_204

May    Graham County    NC

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

Roots & foliage not strongly anise-scented, per Weakley's Flora.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmoclaytonii_swain1

May    Swain County    NC

Umbellets 3-5(6) per umbel, on rays 2-8(10)cm long; umbel relatively uncrowded, per Weakley's Flora.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmoclaytonii_swain2

May    Swain County    NC

Umbels compound with hairy stalks. Flower petals longer than the styles, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmoclaytonii_swain4

May    Swain County    NC

Flowers 4-7(10) per umbellet..., umbel appearing relatively uncrowded, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm0507h_06

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm070702_183

July    Pocahontas County    WV

The Falls of Hill Creek

Capsules (schizocarps) with slightly flattened nutlets, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmoclaytonii_gf

Month Unknown    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain