Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 18 taxa.

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

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bell's Honeysuckle, Pretty Honeysuckle, Showy Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera ×bella
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera ×bella [morrowii × tatarica]
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lonicera ×bella 174-02-001

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, fencerows, suburban woodlands

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


drawing of Lonicera canadensis, American Fly-honeysuckle, Fly-honeysuckle need picture of leaf or frond of Lonicera canadensis, American Fly-honeysuckle, Fly-honeysuckle need picture of flower of Lonicera canadensis, American Fly-honeysuckle, Fly-honeysuckle need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Lonicera canadensis, American Fly-honeysuckle, Fly-honeysuckle need picture of fruit of Lonicera canadensis, American Fly-honeysuckle, Fly-honeysuckle
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speaker icon Common Name: American Fly-honeysuckle, Fly-honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lonicera canadensis 174-02-002

 

Look for it in shrubby mountain bogs at high elevations, bouldery northern hardwood forests, hemlock and spruce swamps

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet-breath-of-spring, Winter Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera fragrantissima
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera fragrantissima
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lonicera fragrantissima 174-02-003

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, old house sites

Uncommon

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera japonica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera japonica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lonicera japonica 174-02-004

 

Look for it - it's nearly ubiquitous, esp common in Piedmont & Coastal Plain and in mesic habitats

Common

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coral Honeysuckle, Woodbine, Trumpet Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera sempervirens
(?) PLANTS National Database: Lonicera sempervirens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lonicera sempervirens 174-02-005

 

Look for it in dry forests & woodlands, maritime forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Honeysuckle, Mountain Coral Honeysuckle, Limber Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera dioica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera dioica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lonicera dioica 174-02-006

 

Look for it in seepages, bogs, rocky woods, shrubby mountain bogs at high elevations, rocky ridgetop thickets over amphibolite

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera flava
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera flava
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lonicera flava 174-02-007

 

Look for it in soil mats around granitic domes

Uncommon (rare in GA & NC Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera maackii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera maackii

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands, moist forests, fencerows

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

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Morrow's Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera morrowii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera morrowii

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, old house sites, suburban woodlands

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

Non-native: Japan

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Standish's Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera standishii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera standishii

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, old home sites

Rare, but locally abundant & invasive in c. NC (Uwharrie National Forest)

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tatarian Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera tatarica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera tatarica

 

Look for it in disturbed forests

Uncommon

Non-native: central Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: European Fly-honeysuckle, Dwarf Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera xylosteum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera xylosteum

 

Look for it in suburban forests, disturbed forests

Rare

Non-native: Europe & Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coralberry, Indian Currant
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphoricarpos orbiculatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphoricarpos orbiculatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Symphoricarpos orbiculatus 174-03-001

 

Look for it in moist to dry forests, woodlands, thickets, pastures, and old fields, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks

Common in NC & in Mountains (uncommon to rare southward)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Symphoricarpos albus var. albus, Common Snowberry need picture of leaf or frond of Symphoricarpos albus var. albus, Common Snowberry need picture of flower of Symphoricarpos albus var. albus, Common Snowberry need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Symphoricarpos albus var. albus, Common Snowberry need picture of fruit of Symphoricarpos albus var. albus, Common Snowberry
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speaker icon Common Name: Common Snowberry
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Symphoricarpos albus var. albus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphoricarpos albus var. albus

 

Look for it in limestone woodlands

Rare

Native: north of Carolinas & GA (original native distribution somewhat uncertain

 


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Common Name: Pacific Snowberry
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Symphoricarpos albus 174-03-X

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, sometimes in natural areas

Rare

Native: western North America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Perfoliate Horse-gentian, Perfoliate Tinker's-weed, Wild Coffee, Feverwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Triosteum perfoliatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Triosteum perfoliatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Triosteum perfoliatum 174-04-001

 

Look for it in woodlands & forests in circumneutral soils, particularly those over mafic or calcareous rocks

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Orange-fruited Horse-gentian
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Triosteum aurantiacum var. aurantiacum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Triosteum aurantiacum var. aurantiacum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Triosteum aurantiacum 174-04-002

 

Look for it in woodlands and forests in circumneutral soils, particularly those over mafic or calcareous rocks

Uncommon in SC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellowfruit Horse-gentian, Lesser Horse-gentian
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Triosteum angustifolium +
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Triosteum angustifolium
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Triosteum angustifolium 174-04-003

 

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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