Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 10 taxa.

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

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tuliptree, Yellow Poplar, Whitewood
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liriodendron tulipifera var. tulipifera
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Liriodendron tulipifera
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liriodendron tulipifera 080-01-001

 

Look for it in mesic forests, cove forests in Mountains to at least 1500m in elevation, bottomland forests & swamps

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweetbay, Sweetbay Magnolia, Swampbay
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Magnolia virginiana +
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Magnolia virginiana
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Magnolia virginiana 080-02-001

 

Look for it in pocosins, bay forests, & swamps in Coastal Plain, streamhead pocosins, swamps, & sandhill seeps in the Sandhills, bogs & peaty swamps in Piedmont (& Mountains, in the case of var. australis)

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Magnolia, Bull Bay
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Magnolia grandiflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Magnolia grandiflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Magnolia grandiflora 080-02-002

 

Look for it in maritime forests, mesic Coastal Plain bluffs & flats, bottomlands, now also widely naturalized, spreading from cultivation into wet to mesic forests

Common (rare in Piedmont, rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bigleaf Magnolia, Large-leaved Magnolia, Umbrella Tree
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Magnolia macrophylla
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Magnolia macrophylla
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Magnolia macrophylla 080-02-003

 

Look for it in mesic forests, primarily over limestone, other calcareous sedimentary rocks (calcareous shales, sandstones, etc) or mafic rocks (east of the Blue Ridge), mesic hammocks in Coastal Plain

Uncommon (rare in NC, SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ashe's Magnolia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Magnolia ashei
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Magnolia ashei

 

Look for it in moist to wet hammocks

Rare, endemic to the FL Panhandle

Native: Florida

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Fraser Magnolia, Mountain Magnolia, Earleaf Umbrella-tree, Umbrella Tree
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Magnolia fraseri
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Magnolia fraseri
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Magnolia fraseri 080-02-004

 

Look for it in mesic forests

Common (uncommon in upper Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pyramid Magnolia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Magnolia pyramidata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Magnolia pyramidata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Magnolia pyramidata 080-02-005

 

Look for it in mesic hammocks, mesic forests, esp of bluffs and ravines

Rare in GA-SC

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Umbrella Magnolia, Umbrella-tree
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Magnolia tripetala
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Magnolia tripetala
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Magnolia tripetala 080-02-006

 

Look for it in mesic forests, ravines

Common (uncommon in Mountains & Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cucumber Magnolia, Cucumber-tree
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Magnolia acuminata var. acuminata
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Magnolia acuminata
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Magnolia acuminata 080-02-007

 

Look for it in mesic to subxeric forests, esp (but by no means strictly) over mafic or calcareous rocks, up to at least 1550m (where growing with Betula alleghaniensis, Abies fraseri, Picea rubens, and Sorbus americana), ultramafic outcrop barrens (where codominant with Pinus rigida and Quercus alba)

Common in Mountains (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Piedmont Cucumber Magnolia, Yellow Cucumber-tree, Showy Cucumber Magnolia
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Magnolia acuminata
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Magnolia acuminata 080-02-007?

 

Look for it on moist to dry slopes and bottomlands over mafic or calcareous rocks

Uncommon (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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''... dicotyledons are characterized by net-veined leaves and mostly 4- or 5-parted flowers." — Richard M. Smith, Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains