Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Erigenia bulbosa (Michx.) Nutt. image
Photographer: Steve J. Baskauf           

Andy Clark

Robert H. Read
Family Apiaceae
Erigenia bulbosa (Michx.) Nutt.
harbinger-of-spring
Erigenia: Greek for "born in the spring"
bulbosa: bulbous, swollen
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Status: Endangered
Plant: erect, perennial, 2"-10" tall forb; stems smooth, purplish with a green base; root a round tuber
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide; inflorescence a 3/4" rounded, compound, terminal umbel of 2-4 stalked umbellets each with about 6 stalkless flowers and leafy bracts below; blooms March-May
Fruit:dry, splitting into 2 seeds, - fruit:fruit drawing seed:seed drawing
Leaf:few, repeatedly 3-parted, rounded tip, widely oval in outline, stalks clasping the stem
Habitat: moderate moisture; woods; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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