Thaspium barbinode (Michx.) Nutt.
Family - Apiaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Node of stem, note the white hairs.
Leaves - No info. yet.
Inflorescence - No info. yet.
Inflorescence, note the whitish flowers.
Base of umbel rays.
Flowers - No info. yet.
Flowering - April - June.
Habitat - Rich woods, rocky woods, slopes, ledges, bluffs.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This species can be found throughout most of Missouri but appears to be absent from the northwest corner of the state. This gold-flowered plant is easy to confuse with other species and even genera from the family Apiaceae. Distinguishing characteristics of this species are :
Photographs taken somewhere in North Carolina, 5-31-03.