Trautvetteria caroliniensis (Walt.) Vail - False Bugbane

Trautvetteria caroliniensis plant

Family - Ranunculaceae

Stems:

Leaves:

Trautvetteria caroliniensis basal leafBasal leaf.

Trautvetteria caroliniensis cauline leavesCauline leaves.

Inflorescence:

Trautvetteria caroliniensis inflorescence

Flowers:

Trautvetteria caroliniensis flowers

Trautvetteria caroliniensis fruitsFruits.

Flowering - May - July.

Habitat - Seepage slopes, bogs.

Origin - Native to North America.

Other information - This attractive species can be found in a few north Alabama counties and is uncommon in the state. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its big basal leaves and white flowers. It flowers later in the season than most other members of the family Ranunculaceae.
The genus name Trautvetteria is given in honor of Ernst Rudolph von Trautvetter (1809 - 1889). Trautvetter was a famous Russian botanist and did much work in his homeland and Asia.
The species epithet caroliniensis means "of the Carolinas."

Alabama Distribution:

Trautvetteria caroliniensis map

Photographs taken at Coon Creek, Tallapoosa County, AL., 6-13-06


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