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Apiaceae / Carota
Bupleurum gerardii (Bupleurum gerardii)
Plant Type: This is a non-native herbaceous plant which can reach 107cm in height (42inches). A winter annual.
Leaves: The leaves are alternate. Leaves can reach 18cm in length (7inches). Leaves can be as wide as 1 cm (0.4inches). Each leaf is entire, narrowly lanceolate, parallel veined clasping the stem.
Flowers: The flowers have 5 Regular Parts and are up to 0.1cm wide (0.04 inches). They are yellow. In panicles from the leaf bases.
Habitat: In this country it has been found in fields, roadsides and glades.
Range: Native to the Mediterranean area of Europe where it is rare. Recently discovered in Wilson county Tennessee. Known from Giles Co. Virginia.

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This plant was first noticed in Wilson County, Tennessee in 2004 by Patricia B. Cox Ph.D, Senior Botanist with the Tennessee Valley Authority Natural Heritage Project and was later identified as an exotic plant native to the Mediterranean area of Europe where it is rare. It seems that it grows larger and is found in much greater numbers here than in it's native environs. It is feared that it may be a threat to endangered speces in this area as it has been found in Cedar Glade areas.

! NOTE ! - Please be aware that the description here is mostly based on my own observations as nothing has yet been published about this species.





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More Info:  
The Search below may provide more information about this species. Some of URLs may have been used as a source for this page not otherwise cited. Most of the information not cited comes from multiple sources that can be found in the Books page. The USDA plant links are provided by: USDA, NRCS 1999. The PLANTS database (http://plants.usda.gov/). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. You can check species names at ITIS Advanced Search to see if they meet the current ITIS taxonomic criteria.
 

By: Newcomb, Lawrence and Illustrated by Morrison, Gordon. 1977, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN:0-316-60442-9

One of the best general guides to wildflowers of the North Eastern and North Central United States. Newcomb's key is an excellent, simple method for identifying plants. Newcomb has drawings for almost every plant mentioned that are excellent aids to identifying the species. Though only the more common plants are covered this is often the first book I pick up when trying to identify a wildflower.


Wildflo wers of Tennessee the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians
By: Dennis Horn and Tavia Cathcart and Thomas E. Hemmerly and David Duhl. , ISBN:1551054280

This is perhaps the best of many field guides covering this region. Featuring 446 excellent color photographs (located with the text) and mentioning as similar to those illustrated are another 800 or so species for a total coverage of over 1,200 species. The start of each family section includes line drawings of some of the species showing important features. The text includes the usual description, bloom season, range, habitat and additionally includes information such as medical uses and lore and how the species was named. This is the official field guide of the Tennessee Native Plant Society.



Classification:  
Kingdom
Plantae
Plants
|Division
Magnoliophyta
Angiosperms / Flowering Plants
|Class
Magnoliopsida
Dicots / Two Seed Leaves
|Subclass
Rosidae
|Order
Apiales
|Family
Apiaceae
Carota
|Subfamily

|Tribe

|Genus
Bupleurum

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