Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 15 taxa.

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

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Alder, Mountain Alder
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Alnus crispa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Alnus viridis ssp. crispa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Alnus crispa 054-01-001

 

Look for it on grassy balds, shrub balds, spruce-fir forests and rock outcrops at high elevations (1600-1900m) in the Roan Mtn Massif, Mitchell & Avery Counties, NC, and Carter County, TN

Rare (though locally common)

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tag Alder, Hazel Alder, Smooth Alder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Alnus serrulata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Alnus serrulata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Alnus serrulata 054-01-002

 

Look for it in streambanks, bogs, wet thickets

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Speckled Alder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Alnus incana ssp. rugosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Alnus incana ssp. rugosa

 

Look for it in braided streamhead seepage swamps

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Georgia Alder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Alnus maritima ssp. georgiensis
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Alnus maritima

 

Look for it in standing water of Ridge-and-Valley spring run

Rare, endemic to a single site in Bartow County, GA

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Black Alder, European Alder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Alnus glutinosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Alnus glutinosa

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, suburban woodlands

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Beaked Hazelnut
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Corylus cornuta var. cornuta
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Corylus cornuta var. cornuta
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Corylus cornuta 054-02-001

 

Look for it in dry rocky woodlands, thickets, high elevation forests and openings, seepage swamps

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Hazelnut, American Filbert
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Corylus americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Corylus americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Corylus americana 054-02-002

 

Look for it in rocky woodlands, mesic to rich forests & thickets

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Birch
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Betula alleghaniensis
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Betula alleghaniensis var. alleghaniensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Betula lutea 054-03-001

 

Look for it in forests at medium to high elevations, rarely at low elevations

Common (rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet Birch, Cherry Birch, Black Birch, "Mahogany"
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Betula lenta var. lenta
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Betula lenta
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Betula lenta 054-03-002

 

Look for it in forests at low to high elevations

Common (uncommon in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Paper Birch
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Betula cordifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Betula papyrifera var. cordifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Betula papyrifera var. cordifolia 054-03-003

 

Look for it in high elevation forests, primarily on talus of avalanche chutes, in the Black Mtns, Yancey County, NC, and on talus slopes and adjacent forests at high elevations, esp on quartzite on the western flank of the Blue Ridge

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Canoe Birch, Paper Birch
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Betula papyrifera
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera

 

Look for it in dry soils

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Gray Birch, White Birch
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Betula populifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Betula populifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Betula populifolia 054-03-004

 

Look for it in woods, thickets, disturbed areas

Rare

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: River Birch, Red Birch
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Betula nigra
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Betula nigra
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Betula nigra 054-03-005

 

Look for it on riverbanks, streambanks, floodplains, sandbars, disturbed uplands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Hop-hornbeam, Ironwood, Eastern Hop-hornbeam
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ostrya virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ostrya virginiana 054-04-001

 

Look for it in mesic to dry forests, often rocky, esp over basic rocks, reaching high elevations

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Musclewood, American Hornbeam, Blue-beech, Ironwood
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Carpinus caroliniana +
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Carpinus caroliniana +
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carpinus caroliniana 054-05-001

 

Look for it on streambanks, riverbanks, bottomland forests, lower slopes, and, depending on variety, in maritime forests or rich cove forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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