Ptilimnium capillaceum (Michx.) Raf.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Ptilimnium capillaceum (Michx.) Raf.

  • Description

    Species Description - Erect, slender, 2–8 dm, freely branched above; lvs 4–10 cm, pinnately dissected into filiform segments, 5–25 mm, commonly 3 divisions at a node along the rachis; umbels 2–5 cm wide, overtopping the lvs; bracts few, 1–2 cm, simple or divided into filiform segments; rays 5–15 or more; sep minute, deltoid; fr broadly ovoid, subacute, 2–3 mm; styles 0.2–0.5 mm, not strongly recurved, scarcely as long as the stylopodium; 2n=14, 28. Fresh or brackish swamps and marshes; Mass. to Fla. and Tex., chiefly near the coast in our range, n. in the interior to Ky., Mo., and Kans. June–Oct.

  • Common Names

    Atlantic mock bishop-weed