Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Slender Parsley-piert - Aphanes australis   Rydberg
Members of Rosaceae:
Only member of Aphanes in NC.
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DistributionMostly Piedmont and Sandhills; also Washington and Currituck counties.

Native of Europe; in N.A. NY to MO south to FL and TX; also OR to B.C.
AbundanceUncommon to fairly common in Piedmont, rare elsewhere. Easily overlooked and may occur in many more counties.
HabitatDry to xeric sandy soil of roadsides, fields, disturbed areas, lawn weed, cropfields, campus lawns.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting late March-May.
IdentificationThis is a low, semi-erect to erect plant with several stems no more than 4 inches tall. Leaves are alternate, obovate (fan-shaped), deeply or shallowly cut into lobes. The flowers are less than 1.5 mm across, 4-12 in a dense cyme opposite a leaf.
Taxonomic CommentsAccording to FNA (2014), the name Alchemilla microcarpa has been erroneously applied to Aphanes australis.

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