Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 11 taxa.

Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Poison Sumac, Thunderwood
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Toxicodendron vernix
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Toxicodendron vernix
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhus vernix 110-01-001

 

Look for it in peaty habitats, in the Coastal Plain frequent in streamhead pocosins and sandhill seepage bogs, in the mountains in bogs

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont & Mountains

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Poison Ivy
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Toxicodendron radicans var. radicans
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Toxicodendron radicans ssp. radicans
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhus radicans 110-01-002

 

Look for it in a wide range of habitats, including mesic forests, rock outcrops, swamp forests, brackish marshes, open areas, disturbed ground, usually in more mesic to hydric sites than T. pubescens, & particularly common in areas with fertile soils, such as bottomlands or over calcareous rocks or calcareous sands (as in maritime forests)

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wesern Poison Ivy
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Toxicodendron rydbergii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Toxicodendron rydbergii

 

Look for it in acid pine-oak forests & woodlands at moderate elevations

Rare

Native: north & northwest of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Poison Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Toxicodendron pubescens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Toxicodendron pubescens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhus toxicodendron 110-01-003

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, around dry rock outcrops in Piedmont & Mountains, esp prevalent in sandhills

Common (uncommon in Piedmont & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Fragrant Sumac, Squawbush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Rhus aromatica var. aromatica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhus aromatica var. aromatica
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhus aromatica 110-01-004

 

Look for it in rocky, rather dry, woodlands, usually over mafic rocks (such as gabbro or diabase) or calcareous rocks, less commonly in sandy soils

Uncommon (rare in Carolina Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Michaux's Sumac, Dwarf Sumac, False Poison Sumac
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhus michauxii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhus michauxii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhus michauxii 110-01-005

 

Look for it in the fall line sandhills characteristically in submesic, loamy swales; in the eastern Piedmont on sandy soils derived from granite; in the central Piedmont on clayey soils derived from mafic rocks such as gabbro or mafic Carolina slates, probably all of its habitats (formerly) in frequently burned situations

Rare and scattered

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Staghorn Sumac
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhus typhina
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhus typhina
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhus typhina 110-01-006

 

Look for it on roadsides, in old pastures, thickets, clearings, rock outcrops, barrens

Common in NC-SC (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Winged Sumac, Shining Sumac, Dwarf Sumac
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhus copallinum +
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhus copallinum +
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhus copallina 110-01-007

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, and also (depending on variety) in sandhills or rocky glades or maritime thickets

Common (var. copallinum) or uncommon (var. latifolia)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Sumac, Common Sumac
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhus glabra
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhus glabra
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhus glabra 110-01-008

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, clearings, roadsides, woodlands

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Smoketree
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cotinus obovata
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS National Database: Cotinus obovatus

 

Look for it in limestone woodlands and glades

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: Brazilian Peppertree, Brazilian-pepper
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Schinus terebinthifolia
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Schinus terebinthifolius var. raddianus

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, especially moist or wet

Non-native: Brazil & Paraguay

 


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