OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 10 taxa in the family Cupressaceae, Cypress family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bald Cypress

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Taxodium distichum   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Taxodium distichum   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Taxodium distichum 017-01-001   FAMILY: Taxodiaceae

 

Habitat: Brownwater and blackwater swamps, usually in riverine situations, depressions in bottomland forests, lake margins, river banks, rarely in wooded seeps

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pond Cypress

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Taxodium ascendens   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Taxodium ascendens   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Taxodium ascendens 017-01-002   FAMILY: Taxodiaceae

 

Habitat: Limesink ponds (dolines), clay-based Carolina bays, wet savannas, pocosins and other wet, peaty habitats, shores of natural blackwater lakes, swamps of blackwater streams, forming "domes" and "stringers" in Florida in very flat, fire landscapes, also as "hatrack" stands of widely spaced and stunted trees on oolite in south Florida

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Atlantic White Cedar, Juniper

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Chamaecyparis thyoides var. thyoides   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Chamaecyparis thyoides   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chamaecyparis thyoides 018-01-001   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

 

Habitat: Peat dome and streamhead pocosins, blackwater stream swamps, hillside seepages, in highly acidic, peaty or sandy soils

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Arborvitae, Northern White Cedar, Flat Cedar, Eastern Arborvitae

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Thuja occidentalis   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thuja occidentalis   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thuja occidentalis 018-02-001   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

 

Habitat: Dry limestone, dolostone, and calcareous sandstone cliffs, talus, and boulderfields, rarely in our area in calcareous swamps, also planted and persisting around old homesites and cemeteries (mainly in the Mountains)

Rare in NC (naturalized waifs in SC)

Native north of the Carolinas & Georgia (& perhaps in nw. NC)

 


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camera icon Common Name: Oriental Arborvitae, Tree-of-life

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Platycladus orientalis   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Platycladus orientalis   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

 

Habitat: Commonly planted, especially in graveyards, and rarely persisting and spreading to pastures, fields, and roadsides

Non-native: China & Manchuria

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ground Juniper, Mountain Juniper, Common Juniper

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Juniperus communis var. depressa   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juniperus communis var. depressa   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juniperus communis var. depressa 018-03-001   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

 

Habitat: In thin soil around rock outcrops on mountain summits and Piedmont monadnocks and rocky bluffs (in GA and NC), high elevation old fields (in VA), xeric Coastal Plain sandhills (in SC and VA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Red Cedar

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Juniperus virginiana   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juniperus virginiana 018-03-002   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

 

Habitat: Bluffs, glades, upland forests and woodlands, pastures, old fields, roadsides, and fencerows, primarily upland, occurring most abundantly on (but by no means restricted to) circumneutral soils (including shrink-swell clays) derived from mafic or calcareous rocks

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Red Cedar, Coastal Red Cedar

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Juniperus silicicola   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juniperus virginiana var. silicicola   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juniperus silicicola 018-03-003   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

 

Habitat: Maritime forests and maritime scrub, hammocks, coastal shell middens and natural shell deposits, brackish marshes, pine rocklands in s. FL, and other sandy or peaty, circumneutral situations

Common in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Leyland Cypress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) ×Hesperotropsis leylandii   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: ×Hesperotropsis leylandii [Hesperocyparis macrocarpa × Callitropsis nootkatensis   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

 

Habitat: Frequently planted, sometimes persistent in overgrown areas where it can seem naturalized; of garden origin

Waif(s)

Non-native

 


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camera icon Common Name: Arizona Cypress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hesperocyparis arizonica   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hesperocyparis arizonica   FAMILY: Cupressaceae

 

Habitat: Fencerows, weakly naturalizing from horticultural plantings

Waif(s)

Native: Southwest US

 


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