Actaea podocarpa

ClassificationDicots
FamilyRanunculaceae
Family (Traditional)Ranunculaceae
GenusActaea
Species:Actaea podocarpa DC.
Common NameMountain Bugbane
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 2; Leaf Dissection: 3; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: lobed; Leaflet Margins: serrate; Leaflet Number: 9; Leaflet Number: 11; Leaflet Number: 15; Leaflet Number: 17; Leaflet Number: 19; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 8
StatusNative; EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S5] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Cimicifuga racemosa var. cordifolia Cimicifuga racemosa var. cordifolia (DC.) A. Gray

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Harlan (KY), Knott (KY), Menifee (KY), Pulaski (KY), Wolfe (KY), Carter (TN), Fentress (TN), Monroe (TN), Sevier (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, MEM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1975 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Wolfe Kentucky 12 Aug 1992 Ross C. Clark
22688
EKY
Actaea podocarpa
APSC0068392 Monroe Tennessee
APSC
Actaea podocarpa
APSC0107979 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Actaea podocarpa
APSC0092648 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Actaea podocarpa
ETSU035139 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Actaea podocarpa
MEM011142 Harlan Kentucky 12 Jun 1975 Raymond Athey
3106A
MEM
Actaea podocarpa
N/A Wolfe Kentucky 12 Aug 1992 R.C. Clark
22688
EKY
Actaea podocarpa
31234100779840 Menifee Kentucky 17 Jul 2017 Thomas McFadden
596
EKY
Actaea podocarpa
APSC0070271 Pulaski Kentucky 09 Oct 1988 Max Medley
APSC
Actaea podocarpa
APSC0068391 Monroe Tennessee
APSC
Actaea podocarpa
APSC0006551 Sevier Tennessee
APSC
Actaea podocarpa
ETSU035138 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Actaea podocarpa
ETSU035140 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Actaea podocarpa
MEM017972 Sevier Tennessee Dan Pittillo
2600
MEM
Actaea podocarpa
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Plant Photos

Actaea podocarpa - Milo Pyne
Actaea podocarpa - Milo Pyne
Actaea podocarpa - Tara Littlefield
Actaea podocarpa - Tara Littlefield