Trautvetteria caroliniensis (Walt.) Vail - False Bugbane
Family - Ranunculaceae
Stems - No info yet.
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Flowering - June - August.
Habitat - North-facing imestone bluffs.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This species is extremely rare in Missouri being found in only one county. The plant is more common, but still not abundant, in states to the east and south. This is an easy species to identify becasue of its palmately divided leaves and large inflorescences of white flowers. The plant blooms later in the year than most other species in the Ranunculaceae.
Photographs taken at Coon Creek, Tallapoosa County, AL., 6-13-06.