Polytaenia nuttallii DC.

Polytaenia nuttallii plant

Family - Apiaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Polytaenia nuttallii stem

Leaves - No info. yet.

Polytaenia nuttallii leafPressed leaf.

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Polytaenia nuttallii inflorescence

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Polytaenia nuttallii flowers

Polytaenia nuttallii infructescenceInfructescence.

Polytaenia nuttallii fruitsFruit close-up.

Flowering - April - June.

Habitat - Prairies, rocky open glades.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found scattered throughout most of Missouri but is most common in the southwest corner of the state. The plant grows to about 70cm tall and can be identified by its 2-3 divided leaves, yellow flowers, and habitat.

Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 6-20-03, and off Hwy W, Ripley County, MO., 5-15-04.


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