Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Slender Parsley-piert - Aphanes australis   RydbergOnly member of Aphanes in NC.
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AuthorRydberg
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, but easily overlooked under-foot, 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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