OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 9 taxa in the family Lauraceae, Laurel family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Upland Redbay, Tisswood

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Tamala borbonia   FAMILY: Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Persea borbonia   FAMILY: Lauraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Persea borbonia 084-01-001   FAMILY: Lauraceae

 

Habitat: Hammocks, dunes, maritime forests, in dry sandy soils on barrier islands

Rare north of FL, becoming rarer

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Redbay, Swamp Bay

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Tamala palustris   FAMILY: Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Persea palustris   FAMILY: Lauraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Persea borbonia 084-01-001?   FAMILY: Lauraceae

 

Habitat: Swamps, pocosins, bay forests, maritime forests, generally in wet peaty soils, but also in fairly dry, sandy soils in maritime forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sassafras

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Sassafras albidum   FAMILY: Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sassafras albidum   FAMILY: Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sassafras albidum 084-02-001   FAMILY: Lauraceae

 

Habitat: A wide variety of forests, old fields, disturbed areas, fencerows

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Pondspice

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Litsea aestivalis   FAMILY: Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Litsea aestivalis   FAMILY: Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Litsea aestivalis 084-03-001   FAMILY: Lauraceae

 

Habitat: Margins of limesink ponds and Carolina bays, less commonly in wet depressions and wet stringers dominated by shrubs

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Northern Spicebush, Wild Allspice

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lindera benzoin   FAMILY: Lauraceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Lindera benzoin var. benzoin   FAMILY: Lauraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lindera benzoin 084-04-001   FAMILY: Lauraceae

 

Habitat: Rich alluvial forests, mesic forests on slopes with circumneutral soils, bottomlands, swamps

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Spicebush, Pondberry

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lindera melissifolia   FAMILY: Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lindera melissifolia   FAMILY: Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lindera melissaefolium 084-04-002   FAMILY: Lauraceae

 

Habitat: Wet flats and depressions, generally with pocosin shrubs

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bog Spicebush, Streamhead Spicebush

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lindera subcoriacea   FAMILY: Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lindera subcoriacea   FAMILY: Lauraceae

 

Habitat: Peaty seepage bogs in headwaters of blackwater streams, in the sandhills and immediately adjacent Piedmont, with other pocosin shrubs

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Dodder Laurel, Devil's Gut, Love-vine

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Lauraceae

PLANTS National Database: Cassytha filiformis   FAMILY: Lauraceae

 

Native: south Florida

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Camphortree

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Camphora officinarum   FAMILY: Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cinnamomum camphora   FAMILY: Lauraceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, suburban woodlands, increasingly in natural forests

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

Non-native: east Asia

 


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