Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 19 taxa.

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

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: English Ivy, Common Ivy
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hedera helix var. helix
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Hedera helix
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hedera helix 139-01-001

 

Look for it to be persistent, established, and spreading around old home sites, in suburban woodlands and waste areas

Uncommon

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Atlantic Ivy, Irish Ivy
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hedera hibernica
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hedera hibernica
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hedera helix 139-01-001?

 

Look for it to be persistent, established, and spreading around old home sites, in suburban woodlands and waste areas;

Uncommon

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Persian Ivy
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hedera colchica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hedera colchica

 

Look for it to be persistent after cultivation, perhaps not naturalized

Rare

Non-native: the Caucasus

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Ginseng
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Panax trifolius
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Panax trifolius
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Panax trifolium 139-02-001

 

Look for it in cove forests, bottomland forests, other nutrient-rich forests

Uncommon in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Ginseng, Sang
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Panax quinquefolius
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Panax quinquefolius
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Panax quinquefolium 139-02-002

 

Look for it in cove forests, mesic hardwood forests, generally in nutrient-rich forests though tending to avoid the richest coves

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Devil's Walkingstick, Hercules-club, Prickly Aralia, Prickly-ash
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aralia spinosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aralia spinosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aralia spinosa 139-03-001

 

Look for it in disturbed pocosins & bottomlands, disturbed areas, moist to dry forests & woodlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild Sarsaparilla
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aralia nudicaulis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aralia nudicaulis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aralia nudicaulis 139-03-002

 

Look for it in upland forests & woodlands, rocky places, most typically in rather dry places, such as ridgetop forests

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, uncommon in SC, rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spikenard
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aralia racemosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aralia racemosa ssp. racemosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aralia racemosa 139-03-003

 

Look for it in rich woodlands, trail margins & roadsides

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bristly Sarsaparilla
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aralia hispida
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aralia hispida

 

Look for it in rocky woodlands, cliffs, and clearings, primarily over acidic rocks (such as quartzite, granite, and sandstone)

Rare

Native north of the Carolinas & perhaps in NC

 


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Common Name: Japanese Angelica Tree
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Aralia elata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aralia elata

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands. This is an alien spreading southward from the northeastern US to at least as far south as VA.

Non-native: Japan

 


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Common Name: Castor Aralia
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Kalopanax septemlobus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kalopanax septemlobus

 

Look for it in disturbed suburban areas

Non-native: east Asia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree, Schefflera
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -
PLANTS National Database: Schefflera actinophylla

 

Non-native: South Pacific

 


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camera icon Common Name: Marsh Water-pennywort, Manyflower Marsh-pennywort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrocotyle umbellata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrocotyle umbellata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrocotyle umbellata 140-01-001

 

Look for it in moist areas

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dune Pennywort, Seaside Pennywort, Dune Water-pennywort, Largeleaf Pennywort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrocotyle bonariensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrocotyle bonariensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrocotyle bonariensis 140-01-002

 

Look for it on beaches, dunes and in moist sandy areas

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Shield Marsh-pennywort, Whorled Marsh-pennywort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrocotyle verticillata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrocotyle verticillata var. verticillata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrocotyle verticillata var. verticillata 140-01-003a

 

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Whorled Marsh-pennywort, Water-pennywort
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Hydrocotyle tribotrys
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrocotyle prolifera
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrocotyle verticillata var. triradiata 140-01-003b

 

Look for it in swamp forests, pools

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Swamp Water-pennywort, Floating Marsh-pennywort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrocotyle ranunculoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrocotyle ranunculoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrocotyle ranunculoides 140-01-004

 

Look for it in stagnant to (less commonly) swiftly flowing waters of swamps pools, backwaters, blackwater streams

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Water-pennywort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrocotyle americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrocotyle americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrocotyle americana 140-01-005

 

Look for it in bogs, marshes, seepages, cliffs and ledges where wet by seepage or spray from waterfalls, sometimes roadside ditches

Rare south of VA

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Lawn Marsh-pennywort, Lawn Water-pennywort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides 140-01-006

 

Look for it in lawns, pond margins, cracks between paving stones

Uncommon

Non-native: Africa & Asia

 


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