OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 5 taxa in the family Hamamelidaceae, Witch Hazel family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweetgum

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Liquidambar styraciflua   FAMILY: Altingiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liquidambar styraciflua   FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liquidambar styraciflua 095-01-001   FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae

 

Habitat: Swamp forests, floodplains, moist forests, depressional wetlands, pond and lake margins, old fields, disturbed areas, nearly ubiquitous in the modern southeastern United States landscape

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Witch-hazel, Northern Witch-hazel

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hamamelis virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Hamamelis virginiana   FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hamamelis virginiana 095-02-001   FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to dryish forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ozark Witch-hazel, Vernal Witch-hazel, Springtime Witch-hazel

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hamamelis vernalis   FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hamamelis vernalis   FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae

 

Habitat: Stream banks, open riparian forests, gravel bars, river scour; also lower slopes adjacent to these habitats

Native: south central US

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Witch-alder, Pocosin Witch-alder, Dwarf Witch-alder, Fothergilla

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Fothergilla gardenii   FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Fothergilla gardenii   FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Fothergilla gardenii 095-03-001   FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae

 

Habitat: Wet savannas, pocosins, and margins of pocosins, and pitcherplant bogs

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Large Witch-alder, Mountain Witch-alder, Fothergilla

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Fothergilla major   FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fothergilla major   FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Fothergilla major 095-03-002   FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae

 

Habitat: Dry ridgetop forests of middle elevation ridges in the mountains, especially along the Blue Ridge Escarpment, summits and upper slopes of Piedmont monadnocks, north-facing bluffs and along small streams in the lower Piedmont

Uncommon in NC Mountains (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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