Waldsteinia lobata

(Baldwin) Torrey & A. Gray

Fl. N. Amer. 1: 426. 1840.

Common names: Piedmont barren-strawberry
Basionym: Dalibarda lobata Baldwin in S. Elliott, Sketch Bot. S. Carolina 1: 571. 1821
Synonyms: Geum lobatum (Baldwin) Smedmark
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 72. Mentioned on page 71.

Herbs, 15–30 cm. Leaves 3-lobed, sometimes to ca. 2/3 cleft, 4–8 cm wide, surfaces sparsely strigose. Inflorescences 3–7-flowered. Flowers 8–10 mm diam.; hypanthium broadly obconic, 2–3 mm, strigose; petals bright yellow, narrowly elliptic, 4 mm, barely exceeding sepals, apex subacute; carpels 3 or 4.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Apr.
Habitat: Moist woods near streams in piedmont
Elevation: 100–500 m


Waldsteinia lobata is very similar to W. parviflora except in leaf form.

Selected References


Lower Taxa