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PlantFiles: Mock Bishop's Weed
Ptilimnium capillaceum

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ptilimnium (ty-LIM-nee-um) (Info)
Species: capillaceum (kap-il-LAY-see-um) (Info)

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

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Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Floridian On Apr 20, 2002, Floridian from Lutz, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Mock Bishop's Weed is a slender erect annual herb, part of the Celery family. It blooms spring, summer and fall with tiny white flowers in umbels. It is a host plant for Eastern Black Swallowtail. It grows 1.5-2' tall and wide and makes a great bedding plant.
Native habitat is wet to dry woods, margins of ponds and ditches throughout Florida and along the central coastal plain to Texas and Massachusetts


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Okeechobee, Florida
Joplin, Missouri

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