Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Cicuta maculata var. maculata   FAMILY Apiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cicuta maculata var. maculata   FAMILY Apiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-28-001:
Cicuta maculata   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Water Hemlock, Spotted Cowbane


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Look for it in marshes, bogs, seepages, ditches, swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

 

...Wet

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

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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Cicuta maculata var. maculata   FAMILY Apiaceae

Water Hemlock, Spotted Cowbane