Ptilimnium capillaceum (Michx.) Raf.

Atlantic Mock Bishop's Weed


CC = 10
CW = -5
MOC = 6

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Family - Apiaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.


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Inflorescence - No info. yet.


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Flowers - No info. yet.


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Ptilimnium_capillaceum_fruits.jpg Developing fruits.

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Flowering - June - August.

Habitat - Moist to wet open ground.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This little species can be found in only a handful of southeastern Missouri counties. The plant is very infrequent in the state and appears to reach the northwest corner of its range here.
This species can be distinguished from the two other species of Ptilimnium in the state by its very short styles and divided bracts, which subtend the primary rays of the inflorescence.

Photographs taken in the Croatan National Forest, NC., 7-18-02.