Polytaenia nuttallii

ClassificationDicots
FamilyApiaceae
Family (Traditional)Apiaceae
GenusPolytaenia
Species:Polytaenia nuttallii DC.
Common NameNuttalls Prairie Parsley
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Biennial; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Dissection: 1.5; Leaf Dissection: 2; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: lobed; Leaflet Margins: serrate; Leaflet Number: 9; Leaflet Number: 10; Leaflet Number: 11; Leaflet Number: 12; Leaflet Number: 13; Leaflet Number: 14; Leaflet Number: 15; Leaflet Number: 16; Leaflet Number: 17; Leaflet Number: 18; Leaflet Number: 19; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Fruit Type: Schizocarp; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: corymb/cyme/umbel; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 0; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Fusion: N/A; Tepal Number: N/A
C value 8
StatusNative; TN[S1] KY[SX] (State Rank); G5 (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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  • Counties
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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
Pleiotaenia nuttallii Pleiotaenia nuttallii Coulter & Rose
Pleiotaenia nuttallii var. texana Pleiotaenia nuttallii var. texana (J.M. Coult. & Rose) J.M. Coult. & Rose

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: Trigg (KY), Davidson (TN), McNairy (TN), Robertson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1966 - 1984

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0210223 Davidson Tennessee A. Gattinger
TENN
Polytaenia nuttallii
TENN-V-0210221 Davidson Tennessee A. Gattinger
TENN
Polytaenia nuttallii
TENN-V-0210222 Davidson Tennessee A. Gattinger
TENN
Polytaenia nuttallii
TENN-V-0163118 Robertson Tennessee
TENN
Polytaenia nuttallii
TENN-V-0163114 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Polytaenia nuttallii
TENN-V-0163117 Robertson Tennessee
TENN
Polytaenia nuttallii
APSC0029715 McNairy Tennessee
APSC
Polytaenia nuttallii
APSC0029712 Trigg Kentucky 28 May 1966 William H. Ellis
APSC
Polytaenia nuttallii
TENN-V-0163116 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Polytaenia nuttallii
TENN-V-0163115 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Polytaenia nuttallii
TENN-V-0163132 Trigg Kentucky
TENN
Polytaenia nuttallii
TENN-V-0163113 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Polytaenia nuttallii
APSC0029714 Davidson Tennessee
APSC
Polytaenia nuttallii
APSC0029713 Robertson Tennessee 05 Jul 1984 Edward Chester
APSC
Polytaenia nuttallii
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Plant Photos

Polytaenia nuttallii - Theo Witsell
Polytaenia nuttallii - Theo Witsell
Polytaenia nuttallii - Theo Witsell
Polytaenia nuttallii - Theo Witsell