Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Naturalizing in northeast North America: EDDMapS.org
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Andro-monoecious [having bisexual and staminate flowers on the same plant]
Habitat: Suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora
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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Branches armed with sparse prickles
2- (or 3-) pinnately compound
White to off-white
5 stamens, usually
Bisexual or staminate
Inflorescence a terminal panicle of umbels (often wider than tall)
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