Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Your search found 3 taxa in the family Buxaceae, Boxwood family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Allegheny Spurge, Mountain Pachysandra
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pachysandra procumbens   FAMILY: Buxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pachysandra procumbens   FAMILY: Buxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pachysandra procumbens 108-01-001   FAMILY: Buxaceae

 

Look for it in moist rich woods

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pachysandra, Japanese Spurge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pachysandra terminalis   FAMILY: Buxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pachysandra terminalis   FAMILY: Buxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pachysandra terminalis 108-01-002   FAMILY: Buxaceae

 

Look for it to be persistent after cultivation, and spreading vegetatively to adjacent forests. This species is a popular ground-cover, difficult to eradicate once well-established

Rare

Non-native: China/Japan

 


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Common Name: Boxwood, Common Box
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Buxus sempervirens   FAMILY: Buxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Buxus sempervirens   FAMILY: Buxaceae

 

Look for it to be persistent for decades at abandoned homesites, and spreading weakly from dumped hedge trimmings and other cuttings

Waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


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