Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1526

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Mountains of GA & NC, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it on streambanks, seepages, grassy balds, moist forests, swamp forests, very rarely in calcareous longleaf pine savanna ecotones, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
3-5 sepals
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Aggregate of achenes

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Trautvetteria caroliniensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trautvetteria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-14-001:
Trautvetteria carolinensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Trautvetteria carolinensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Tassel-rue, Carolina Bugbane, False Bugbane


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image of Trautvetteria caroliniensis, Carolina Tassel-rue, Carolina Bugbane, False Bugbane

JK Marlow    jkm190413_7346

April    Rabun County    GA

image of Trautvetteria caroliniensis, Carolina Tassel-rue, Carolina Bugbane, False Bugbane

JK Marlow    jkm0205j_21

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Principal leaves up to 8" wide, palmately cleft into 5-11 segments, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Trautvetteria caroliniensis, Carolina Tassel-rue, Carolina Bugbane, False Bugbane

Keith Bradley    kab_t_caroliniensis_9848

June    Buncombe County    NC

image of Trautvetteria caroliniensis, Carolina Tassel-rue, Carolina Bugbane, False Bugbane

JK Marlow    jkm060716_054

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Trautvetteria caroliniensis, Carolina Tassel-rue, Carolina Bugbane, False Bugbane

JK Marlow    jkm060716_063

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Flowers 0.5" wide, with numerous white stamens in a corymbiform cluster, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Trautvetteria caroliniensis, Carolina Tassel-rue, Carolina Bugbane, False Bugbane

JK Marlow    jkm060716_066

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Trautvetteria caroliniensis, Carolina Tassel-rue, Carolina Bugbane, False Bugbane

JK Marlow    jkm160919_037

September    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls