Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2510

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

 

LEAVES:
Ternately or ternately-pinnately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
5-merous
5 petals
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aegopodium podagraria   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aegopodium podagraria   FAMILY Apiaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-23-001:
Aegopodium podagraria +   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Goutweed, Bishop's Weed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_aepo_001_lvd

        

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5269084

Month Unknown        

Attempting to dig this up can stimulate reproduction via the stolons, per www.invasive.org.

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John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org    bug_5391812

Month Unknown        

Leaves arising from the rhizomes typically outnumber flower-bearing stems, per USDA Forest Service Weed of the Week (Northeastern Area).


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE compound leaves of woodland herbs, with toothed margins

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5446513

Month Unknown        

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5446515

Month Unknown        

Leaflets toothed or irregularly lobed, green or variegated, per USDA Forest Service Weed of the Week (Northeastern Area).

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5446521

Month Unknown        

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5446550

Month Unknown        

Horticulturalists recognize the highly invasive nature of this plant, per USDA Forest Service Weed of the Week (Northeastern Area).

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5446591

Month Unknown        

Flowers are tiny and arranged in flat-topped clusters 2-4" across, per Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas.

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5446591b

Month Unknown        

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5446615

Month Unknown        

Leaves long-petioled, divided into leaflets arranged in groups of three, per USDA Forest Service Weed of the Week (Northeastern Area).