Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Butler's Sand-parsley - Ammoselinum butleri   (Engelmann ex S. Watson) Coulter & RoseOnly member of Ammoselinum in NC.
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Author(Engelmann ex S. Watson) Coulter & Rose
DistributionA few collections were made in 1975 near the football stadium at UNC, Chapel Hill, Orange County.

Native of the south-central US; adventive in a few places in NC and TN and perhaps elsewhere.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatWeed-covered slope, lawn.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting March-April.
IdentificationThis a small plant, prostrate or reclining on other vegetation. The stems radiate outward; the leaves are cut to resemble parsley. The umbels are few-flowered, on short to long stalks from axils, the flowers tiny and white. Unlikely to be confused with other species, if you notice it in the first place1
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State RankSE
Global RankG5
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