Thaspium chapmanii (J.M.Coult. & Rose) Small
Family: Apiaceae
hairy meadow-parsnip, hairy-jointed meadow-parsnip
[Thaspium barbinode var. chapmanii (Michx.) Nutt.]
Thaspium chapmanii image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Thaspium: like Thapsia referring to island of Thapsus, a peninsula on Sicily, now Magnisi
Plants: perennial, up to 3' tall forb; stems branched at the top, fuzzy with tiny, stiff hairs around the upper nodes
Leaves: basal and main stem leaves 2 to 3 times pinnately-divided, leaflets irregularly toothed
Flowers: yellow to cream, 5-parted, all flowers stalked; inflorescence 1"-2 1/2" compound umbel just barely taller than the leaves with 8-16 small umbellets on irregular stalks; blooms May-June
Fruits: dry, smooth, some or all of the ribs broadly winged, splitting into 2 seeds- fruit seed:
Habitat: woods, prairies
Conservation Status: Endangered