Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Winter Aconite - Eranthis hyemalis   (L.) SalisburyOnly member of Eranthis in NC.
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Section 6 » Order Ranunculales » Family Ranunculaceae
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Author(L.) Salisbury
DistributionTwo specimens were taken from Coker Arboretum (UNC campus, Orange Co.), where undoubtedly planted. B. Sorrie has seen reference to a specimen from Richmond County, but the repository and the details of the collection are not known at this time.

Native of Eurasia. N.A. records are mostly in the north-central states, south only to NC and MO.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatUnknown for the NC record.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting very early -- January-March (and rarely to April).
IdentificationThis species has bright yellow, buttercup-like flowers; see Google images.
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