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  Thaspium trifoliatum (L.) A.Gray var. flavum S.F.Blake image
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Margery Melgaard
Family Apiaceae
Thaspium trifoliatum (L.) A.Gray var. flavum S.F.Blake
purple meadow-parsnip, smooth meadow-parsnip
Thaspium: like Thapsia referring to island of Thapsus, a peninsula on Sicily, now Magnisi
trifoliatum: three-leaved
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 12"-32" tall forb, mostly smooth and with only a few branches; stems hollow, ridged
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, all flowers stalked; inflorescence 1"-3" compound, long-stalked umbels with 6-10 small umbellets on irregular stalks; blooms May-June
Fruit:dry, elliptical, 3/4 as long as wide including the broad wings, splitting into 2 seeds
Leaf:basal leaves usually not divided, widely-oval with a heart-shaped base; upper leaves pinnately-divided with 3-5 finely toothed leaflets
Habitat: woods
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Thaspium aureum (L.) Nutt.
Thaspium trifoliatum (L.) A.Gray var. aureum (L.) Britton

         
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