Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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Family Apiaceae
Polytaenia nuttallii DC.
Nuttall's prairie-parsley, prairie-parsley
Polytaenia: from the Greek polys, "many," and tainia for "fillet," referring to many oil-tubes
nuttallii: for Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859)
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Status: Threatened
Plant: erect, perennial, 20"-40" tall forb with a stout, single stem; taprooted
Flower: yellow, 5-parted; inflorescence a 1"-2 1/2" wide, compound, domed umbel with 10-20 small umbellets of many, short-stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Fruit:dry, oblong with a flattened back, splitting into 2 seeds- fruit:fruit drawing seed:seed drawing
Leaf:lower leaves long-stalked, oval, pinnately-divided into many 1"-3" long, deeply-lobed, narrow leaflets usually with a few sharp teeth
Habitat: dry to moderate moisture; prairies, plains
(Glossary)

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Pleiotaenia nuttallii (DC.) J.M.Coult. & Rose

         
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