Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweetgum
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liquidambar styraciflua
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liquidambar styraciflua
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Liquidambar styraciflua 095-01-001

Sweetgum trees don't begin to flower until at least 20 years old, per Teaching the Trees by Joan Maloof.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Witch-hazel, Northern Witch-hazel
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hamamelis virginiana var. virginiana
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Hamamelis virginiana
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Hamamelis virginiana 095-02-001

Four yellow, thread-like, twisted petals about 1" long, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Vernal Witch-hazel, Ozark Witch-hazel, Springtime Witch-hazel
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -
PLANTS National Database: Hamamelis vernalis

Flowering Dec-Mar. Calyx oft deep purple adaxially; petals reddish to yellow, per Flora of North America.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Witch-alder, Dwarf Witch-alder, Small Witch-alder, Fothergilla
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Fothergilla gardenii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fothergilla gardenii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Fothergilla gardenii 095-03-001

GREATER THAN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Fothergilla gardeni


1-2" spikes of white stamens & yellow anthers form little bottlebrushes, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Large Witch-alder, Mountain Witch-alder, Fothergilla
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Fothergilla major
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fothergilla major
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Fothergilla major 095-03-002

Flowers with white stamens, no petals, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


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