Photographer: Richard Bauer
Iodanthus pinnatifidus (Michx.) Steud.
Iodanthus: from iodes for "violet-colored" and anthos for "flower"
pinnatifidus: pinnatus for "feathered;" fidus for "separate, divide"
|Status: ||Special Concern|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, to 3' tall forb, unbranched below the inflorescence, mostly smooth|
|Flower: ||purple to white, 4-parted; inflorescence a long cluster of stalked flowers; blooms May-June|
|Fruit:||pod, long, thin, widely spaced|
|Leaf:||toothed; lower leaves usually pinnately-divided towards the base, the lobes often appearing to clasp the stem|
|Habitat: ||moist to wet; woods; in alluvial soil|