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 Sapindaceae, Soapberry family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon Common Name: Balloonvine, Love-in-a-puff, Heartseed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cardiospermum halicacabum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardiospermum halicacabum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cardiospermum halicacabum 117-01-001   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

 

Habitat: Thickets, riverbanks, cultivated or abandoned fields, other disturbed areas

Non-native: Tropical America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Golden Rain-tree

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Koelreuteria paniculata   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Koelreuteria paniculata   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Koelreuteria paniculata 117-02-001   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, roadsides, frequently cultivated as an ornamental tree, rarely escaped

Non-native: China

 


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Common Name: Florida Soapberry

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Sapindus marginatus   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Sapindus saponaria var. saponaria   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sapindus marginatus 117-03-001   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

 

Habitat: Coastal marsh hammocks, shell middens

Native to Georgia & possibly South Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Western Soapberry

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to mesic upland forests and woodlands, bluffs, glade margins, stream banks, hardwood flatwoods, bottomland forests; often associated with larger rivers

Native: south & west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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