Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4295

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

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

FLOWER:
Usually purple or maroon
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
6 petaloid sepals
6 reduced petals
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Blue
Drupe-like seeds

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Caulophyllum giganteum   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Caulophyllum giganteum   FAMILY Berberidaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 077-05-001?:
Caulophyllum thalictroides   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Caulophyllum thalictroides var. giganteum

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Blue Cohosh, Giant Blue Cohosh


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