OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 25 taxa in the family Sapindaceae, Soapberry family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Box Elder, Ash-leaved Maple

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Acer negundo var. negundo   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Acer negundo var. negundo   FAMILY: Aceraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer negundo 115-01-001   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Riverbanks, swamps, bottomlands, also upslope on calcareous substrates

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Maple

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Acer spicatum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer spicatum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer spicatum 115-01-002   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: High elevation forests (northern hardwoods or spruce-fir), generally above 1500 m in NC, above 900 m in VA, especially common in periglacial boulderfields

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Striped Maple, Moosewood

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Acer pensylvanicum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer pensylvanicum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer pensylvanicum 115-01-003   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Dry to mesic forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Red Maple

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Acer rubrum var. rubrum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer rubrum var. rubrum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer rubrum 115-01-004   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Upland deciduous forests, up to at least 1500m elevation, moist bottomlands and slopes

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Red Maple, Trident Red Maple

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Acer rubrum var. trilobum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer rubrum var. trilobum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer rubrum 115-01-004?   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Wetlands, especially peaty, acid sites

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Silver Maple, Soft Maple

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Acer saccharinum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer saccharinum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer saccharinum 115-01-005   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Bottomlands, riverbanks, and disturbed areas

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sugar Maple, Hard Maple, Sugar-tree

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Acer saccharum var. saccharum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer saccharum var. saccharum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum 115-01-006a   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Cove forests, other rich forests, especially over mafic and calcareous rocks, on calcareous soils common and typical in dry-mesic forests and dry woodlands as well, less typically extending to high elevation northern hardwood forests where sometimes in acidic situations (as in Highlands County, VA), in parts of the Piedmont perhaps more common as an introduction by ornamental planting than as a native, at least south of VA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Sugar Maple, Florida Maple

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Acer floridanum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer barbatum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer saccharum ssp. floridanum 115-01-006b   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, mesic slopes, especially common over mafic or calcareous rocks, but not at all limited to such situations

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Chalk Maple, Small Chalk Maple, White-bark Maple

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Acer leucoderme   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer leucoderme   FAMILY: Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer saccharum ssp. leucoderme 115-01-006c   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Rocky slopes and bluffs, particularly over mafic or calcareous rock, on the Gulf Coast in floodplains

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Black Maple

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Acer nigrum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer nigrum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum 115-01-006d   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Riverbanks, streambanks, cove forests, river slope forests, especially over calcareous rocks

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Trident Maple

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

PLANTS National Database: Acer buergerianum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Amur Maple

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Acer ginnala   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer ginnala   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Cultivated, rarely and sparingly escaped to roadsides, disturbed areas, and suburban woodlands

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Japanese Maple

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Acer palmatum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer palmatum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Suburban woodlands

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Norway Maple

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Acer platanoides   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer platanoides   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Suburban woodlands, disturbed forests, hedgerows

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sycamore Maple, Planetree Maple

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Acer pseudoplatanus   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

PLANTS National Database: Acer pseudoplatanus   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Suburban woodlands

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Painted Buckeye

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aesculus sylvatica   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aesculus sylvatica   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aesculus sylvatica 116-01-001   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae

 

Habitat: In the Piedmont in mesic, nutrient-rich forests, on bottomlands, lower slopes, and in ravines, in the Coastal Plain primarily on floodplains of brownwater (alluvium-carrying) rivers (most notably the Roanoke River in NC), in the Mountains only at low elevations

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Red Buckeye

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aesculus pavia var. pavia   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aesculus pavia var. pavia   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aesculus pavia 116-01-002   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae

 

Habitat: Coastal Plain marl forests (wet, calcareous flats), hardwood bluffs, rich floodplains of brownwater and blackwater rivers, basic-mesic forests, shell hammocks and shell middens, calcium-rich sandy soils in maritime forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Buckeye

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aesculus flava   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aesculus flava   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aesculus octandra 116-01-003   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae

 

Habitat: Moist forests, up to nearly 2000 m, especially prominent in seepy cove forests, in the Piedmont only in ‘montane’ habitats

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ohio Buckeye, Fetid Buckeye

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aesculus glabra var. glabra   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aesculus glabra var. glabra   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic upland and riparian forests, bluffs, ravines, stream banks; usually over calcareous substrates

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bottlebrush Buckeye

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aesculus parviflora   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aesculus parviflora   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic forests on bluffs and in ravines (the SC occurrence is on Fall Line river bluffs, with shaley, subcalcareous soils)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Horsechestnut

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aesculus hippocastanum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aesculus hippocastanum   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae

 

Habitat: Urban and suburban areas, perhaps not definitely naturalized, but fairly often planted as a street tree and escaping as seedlings in the vicinity of plantings

Non-native: southeast Europe

 


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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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