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Trautvetteria caroliniensis

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Type:  Herbaceous
Aspect:  Prefers partial shade
Colour:  White
Season:  Summer
Soil:  Moist and well drained
Size:  Large
Delivery:  Mail order only until COVID19 lockdown ends
Image:  WTGN

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According to Wikipedia, Trautvetteria is a genus of flowering plants in the buttercup family. Today it is often considered a monotypic genus, containing only one species, Trautvetteria caroliniensis which is known by the common names Carolina bugbane false bugbane, and tassel-rue. The genus is named after r the botanist Ernst Rudolf von Trautvetter

This plant is native to Asia and eastern and western North America. It grows in moist wooded areas and other habitats. It is a rhizomatous perennial producing an erect stem up to 1.5 meters in maximum height. The large leaf has a palmate blade up to 30 or 40 centimeters wide with deeply divided, pointed, toothed lobes. The blade is borne on a long, slender petiole which may measure up to 45 centimeters long. The leaf is green, darker on top and paler underneath. The inflorescence is a panicle with several clusters of flowers on branches. The flower has no petals and is mostly made up of many long, white stamens each up to a centimeter long. At the center is a spherical cluster of green pistils. This develops into a spherical cluster of green fruits.