Native & Naturalized Plants 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 Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Upland Redbay
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persea 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

 

Look for it on dunes, in maritime forests, in dry sandy soils on barrier islands (known only north to Carteret County, NC). Becoming more rare with the destruction of most maritime and near coastal upland forests for the construction of vacation homes and tourist accomodations

Rare north of FL, becoming rarer

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Redbay
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persea 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

 

Look for it in 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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in 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

 

Look for it on margins of limesink ponds and Carolina bays, less commonly in wet depressions dominated by shrubs

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

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

 

Look for it in rich alluvial forests, mesic forests on slopes with circumneutral soils, bottomlands, swamps

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

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

 

Look for it in wet flats and depressions, generally with pocosin shrubs

Rare

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

 

Look for it in peaty seepage bogs in headwaters of blackwater streams, in the sandhills and immediately adjacent Piedmont, with other pocosin shrubs

Rare, apparently endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

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

 

Look for it in 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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