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Enemion biternatum [= Isopyrum biternatum]

False Rue-anemone, Atlantic Isopyrum

Scientific Name:

Enemion biternatum [= Isopyrum biternatum]

Genus:

Enemion

Species Epithet:

biternatum

Common Name:

False Rue-anemone, Atlantic Isopyrum

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

March, April

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Rich forests, either on natural levees with very nutrient rich sediments or on slopes with underlying mafic rocks. Rare in the NC Coastal Plain and Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

SC-V: Special Concern: Vulnerable (*Key)

Notes:

Sometimes confused with Rue-anemone, Thalictrum thalictroides, but Rue-anemone usually has from 5 to 10 petaloid sepals, while False Rue-anemone has no more than 5 petaloid sepals.

Plants

On a large rock out crop at Raven Rock State Park, 28 Mar 08

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A better look at the foliage

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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