Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Traveler’s Joy, Old Man's Beard
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Habitat: Disturbed areas, persistent after cultivation, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: east Asia
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Pinnately compound: 5 leaflets
White to cream
4 petaloid sepals
Flowers in axillary clusters
Aggregate of achenes
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control (Kaufman & Kaufman, 2007) p226
- New Invaders of the Northeast and Northcentral US (Rawlins et al., 2018) p027
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