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 4 taxa in the family Santalaceae, Sandalwood family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon Common Name: Eastern Bastard Toadflax
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Comandra umbellata var. umbellata   FAMILY: Santalaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata   FAMILY: Santalaceae
(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Comandra umbellata 060-01-001   FAMILY: Santalaceae

 

Look for it in dry forests & woodlands, woodland borders, usually in acidic soils and most common in oak/heath forests

Common (rare in GA, rare in SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nestronia, Conjurer's-nut, Leechbush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Nestronia umbellula   FAMILY: Santalaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nestronia umbellula   FAMILY: Santalaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nestronia umbellula 060-02-001   FAMILY: Santalaceae

 

Look for it in relatively mesic sites in sandhills in the upper Coastal Plain, mesic to dry Piedmont oak forests

Rare (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Buckleya, Piratebush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Buckleya distichophylla   FAMILY: Santalaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Buckleya distichophylla   FAMILY: Santalaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Buckleya distichophylla 060-03-001   FAMILY: Santalaceae

 

Look for it on dry or rocky bluffs and slopes, usually with pines or hemlock, and most common in scrubby pine-oak/heath woodlands

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Buffalo-nut, Oil-nut
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Pyrularia pubera   FAMILY: Santalaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pyrularia pubera   FAMILY: Santalaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pyrularia pubera 060-04-001   FAMILY: Santalaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests

Common in Mtns & NC Pdmt, uncommon to rare elsewhere (endemic to S. & C. App's)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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