Trepocarpus aethusae Nutt. ex DC. - White Nymph

Trepocarpus aethusae plant

Family - Apiaceae

Stems:

Trepocarpus aethusae stem

Leaves:

Trepocarpus aethusae leaf

Inflorescence:

Trepocarpus aethusae inflorescence

Flowers:

Trepocarpus aethusae flowers

Trepocarpus aethusae fruits

Flowering - May - July.

Habitat - Floodplain forests, wet ditches, disturbed sites.

Origin - Native to North America.

Other information - This species can be found mainly in central Alabama. The plant can be identified by its finely divided leaves, white flowers, and big ovaries and fruits.
The genus name Trepocarpus derives from the Greek "trepo" meaning "turn" and "carp(us)" meaning "a fruit" perhaps referring to the fruits of another species?
The species epithet aethusae derives from the Greek "aethusa" meaning "burning" perhaps referring to ?

Alabama Distribution:

Trepocarpus aethusae map

Photographs taken at Eufala National Wildlife Refuge, 6-4-06.


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