Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Saxifragales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Astilbe biternata   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Astilbe biternata   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-07-001:
Astilbe biternata   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian False Goatsbeard


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Look for it in cove forests, on seepage slopes, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Carolina Mtns, uncommon in GA Mtns, rare elsewhere (an endemic)

 

shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Complexly compound, with 2+ levels of pinnate and/or ternate compoundness
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual or unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 persistent sepals
5 petals (or petals absent in pistillate flowers)
8-10 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
A partly fused 2-locular capsule or separate as 2 follicles

 

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Astilbe biternata   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

Appalachian False Goatsbeard