Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Thaspium chapmanii (J.M.Coult. & Rose) Small image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           
Family Apiaceae
Thaspium chapmanii (J.M.Coult. & Rose) Small
hairy meadow-parsnip, hairy-jointed meadow-parsnip
Thaspium: like Thapsia referring to island of Thapsus, a peninsula on Sicily, now Magnisi
chapmanii: in honor of Alvan Wentworth Chapman, a 19th century American botanist
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Status: Endangered
Plant: perennial, up to 3' tall forb; stems branched at the top, fuzzy with tiny, stiff hairs around the upper nodes
Flower: yellow to cream, 5-parted, all flowers stalked; inflorescence 1"-2 1/2" compound umbel just barely taller than the leaves with 8-16 small umbellets on irregular stalks; blooms May-June
Fruit:dry, smooth, some or all of the ribs broadly winged, splitting into 2 seeds- fruit seed:
Leaf:basal and main stem leaves 2 to 3 times pinnately-divided, leaflets irregularly toothed
Habitat: woods, prairies

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Thaspium list Google- Images or Text
Thaspium barbinode (Michx.) Nutt. var. chapmanii J.M.Coult. & Rose

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