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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales

Familia: Ranunculaceae
Subfamilia: Ranunculoideae
Tribus: Ranunculeae
Genus: Trautvetteria
Species: T. carolinensis – T. fonticalcarea – T. palmata

Trautvetteria Fisch. & C.A.Mey., Index Seminum (St. Petersburg) 1: 22. (1835)

Type species: Trautvetteria palmata Fisch. & C.A. Mey., Index Seminum (St. Petersburg) 1: 22. (1835)


Fischer, F.E.L. von & Meyer, C.A. von 1835. Index Seminum, quae Hortus Botanicus Imperialis Petropolitanus pro Mutua Commutatione Offert. Accedunt Animadversiones Botanicae Nonnullae 1: 22.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Trautvetteria in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Jan. 16 {{{3}}}. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2020. Trautvetteria. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Jan. 16. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Trautvetteria. Published online. Accessed: Jan. 16 2020. 2020. Trautvetteria. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Jan. 16.

Vernacular names
English: Bugbane

Trautvetteria is a genus of flowering plants in the buttercup family. Today it is often considered a monotypic genus, containing only one species, Trautvetteria caroliniensis,[1] which is known by the common names Carolina bugbane,[2] false bugbane, and tassel-rue. A second species, T. japonica, is now generally considered a variety of this species.[3] The genus is named for the botanist Ernst Rudolf von Trautvetter.[1]

This plant is native to Asia and eastern and western North America. It grows in moist wooded areas and other habitat. It is a rhizomatous perennial herb producing an erect stem up to 1.5 meters in maximum height. The large leaf has a palmate blade up to 30 or 40 centimeters wide with deeply divided, pointed, toothed lobes. The blade is borne on a long, slender petiole which may measure up to 45 centimeters long. The leaf is green, darker on top and paler underneath. The inflorescence is a panicle with several clusters of flowers on branches. The flower has no petals and is mostly made up of many long, white stamens each up to a centimeter long. At the center is a spherical cluster of green pistils. This develops into a spherical cluster of green fruits.

The plant contains protoanemonin, which may cause blistering or skin irritation.[4]

Stem leaves are deeply lobed (background leaves are Rubus)

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Flora of North America: Trautvetteria
"Trautvetteria caroliniensis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
Flora of North America: T. caroliniensis
Fagan, Damian (2019). Wildflowers of Oregon: A Field Guide to Over 400 Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs of the Coast, Cascades, and High Desert. Guilford, CT: FalconGuides. p. 79. ISBN 1-4930-3633-5. OCLC 1073035766.

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