Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3620

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it - it is cultivated in gardens, sometimes persisting or escaped, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple and palmately divided or compound with 3-5 leaflets
Basal
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-8 sepals
5-8 petals
30-36 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary, terminal

FRUIT:
Spring
Follicle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eranthis hyemalis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eranthis hyemalis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Winter Aconite


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image of Eranthis hyemalis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_erhy4_001_lvd

        

image of Eranthis hyemalis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_eranthis_hyemalis

March        

Solitary flower subtended by deeply lobed [bracts]. Basal lvs appear later, per The Southern Living Garden Book.