Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Sweetspire, Virginia-willow
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Itea virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Itea virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Itea virginica 094-01-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Itea virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Itea virginica

Stigma capitate, styles fused at anthesis and separate in fruit, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Skunk Currant, Mountain Currant
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ribes glandulosum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes glandulosum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ribes glandulosum 094-02-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ribes glandulosum

Inflorescence a raceme of 4-15 flowers; pedicel jointed below the fruit, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Roundleaf Gooseberry, Appalachian Gooseberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ribes rotundifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes rotundifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ribes rotundifolium 094-02-002
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Grossularia rotundifolia

Green to reddish sepals, white to pinkish petals, and protruding stamens, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Miccosukee Gooseberry, Spiny Gooseberry, Florida Gooseberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ribes echinellum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes echinellum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ribes echinellum 094-02-003
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Grossularia echinella

Greenish flowers w 5 small petals, 5 spreading sepals, long exserted stamens, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


camera icon Common Name: Prickly Gooseberry, Dogberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ribes cynosbati
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes cynosbati
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ribes cynosbati 094-02-004
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Grossularia cynosbati

Glandular hairs on ovary become stiff spines on mature fruit; stamens 1-2mm, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild Black Currant, American Black Currant
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ribes americanum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes americanum


The whitish or yellowish flowers are longer than wide, borne in racemes, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.


range map need picture of flower of Ribes curvatum, Granite Gooseberry
camera icon Common Name: Granite Gooseberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ribes curvatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes curvatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Grossularia curvata

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Decumaria barbara
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Decumaria barbara
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Decumaria barbara 094-03-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH Hydrangea species 1

Small fragrant creamy-white flowers in dense terminal clusters, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Mock-orange
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Philadelphus inodorus
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Philadelphus inodorus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Philadelphus inodorus 094-04-001
GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Philadelphus grandiflorus
GREATER THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950) Philadelphus inodorus var. grandiflorus

Flowers with 4-5 white petals, stems & calyx usually glabrous, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Mock-orange, Cumberland Mock-orange
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Philadelphus hirsutus
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Philadelphus hirsutus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Philadelphus hirsutus 094-04-002


Flowers usually 3 together, each about 3cm wide, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.


camera icon Common Name: Ozark Mock-orange, Hairy Mock-orange
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Philadelphus pubescens
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Philadelphus pubescens +


Flowers in racemes - rather than in cymules of 3 or solitary, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.


range map need picture of flower of Philadelphus coronarius, European Mock-orange, Sweet Mock-orange
Common Name: European Mock-orange, Sweet Mock-orange
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Philadelphus coronarius
(?) PLANTS National Database: Philadelphus coronarius
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Philadelphus coronarius

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Hydrangea, Sevenbark
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrangea arborescens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrangea arborescens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Hydrangea arborescens ssp. arborescens 094-05-001a


Sterile flowers absent, or if present, less than 1cm in diameter, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ashy Hydrangea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrangea cinerea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrangea cinerea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Hydrangea arborescens ssp. discolor 094-05-001b
SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Hydrangea arborescens var. discolor

Clusters of small fertile flowers w a few sterile flowers along outer edge, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Snowy Hydrangea, Silverleaf
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrangea radiata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrangea radiata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Hydrangea arborescens ssp. radiata 094-05-001c


Generally fairly many (2-15) sterile flowers per inflorescence, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Oakleaf Hydrangea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrangea quercifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrangea quercifolia


Inflorescence a panicle, more than 20 large sterile flowers borne throughout, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Kidneyleaf Grass-of-Parnassus, Appalachian Grass-of-Parnassus, Brook Parnassia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Parnassia asarifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Parnassia asarifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Parnassia asarifolia 094-06-001


Petals grayish-veined; the 5 stamens separated by shorter sterile stamens, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Grass-of-Parnassus, Savanna Parnassia, Eyebright
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Parnassia caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Parnassia caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Parnassia caroliniana 094-06-002


Midway between petal base & apex, (9)11-17 main parallel veins; ovary white, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bigleaf Grass-of-Parnassus, Limeseep Parnassia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Parnassia grandifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Parnassia grandifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Parnassia grandifolia 094-06-003


Midway between petal base and apex, 5-9 main parallel veins; ovary green, per Weakley's Flora.


range map need picture of flower of Astilbe biternata, Appalachian False Goatsbeard
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian False Goatsbeard
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Astilbe biternata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Astilbe biternata
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Astilbe biternata 094-07-001


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Golden-saxifrage, Water-carpet, Water-mat
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chrysosplenium americanum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chrysosplenium americanum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Chrysosplenium americanum 094-08-001


Several short stamens growing from a ring-shaped reddish disk, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Two-leaved Miterwort, Bishop's Cap
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Mitella diphylla
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mitella diphylla
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Mitella diphylla 094-10-001


Five white fimbriate petals and 5-10 stamens, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


map not available need picture of flower of Heuchera spp., Alumroot
Common Name: Alumroot
Weakley's Flora: (4/7/08) Heuchera spp.
PLANTS National Database: Heuchera spp.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Heuchera spp. 094-11-000


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Heuchera villosa var. villosa
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Heuchera villosa var. villosa
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Heuchera villosa 094-11-001


A cup-shaped white hairy calyx, 5 minute petals, 5 long-extending stamens, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cave Alumroot, Small-flower Alumroot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Heuchera parviflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Heuchera parviflora var. parviflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Heuchera parviflora 094-11-002


The tiny white flowers are in multiple branched racemes, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Alumroot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Heuchera americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Heuchera americana var. americana
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Heuchera americana 094-11-003


The inflorescence is a pedunculate panicle, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Foamflower, False Miterwort
Weakley's Flora: (3/8/10) Tiarella cordifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tiarella cordifolia var. cordifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Tiarella cordifolia var. cordifolia 094-12-001a
LESS THAN Flora of North America Tiarella cordifolia

Flowers borne in a terminal raceme [thus mature from the bottom up], per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Foamflower, False Miterwort
Weakley's Flora: (3/8/10) Tiarella wherryi
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tiarella cordifolia var. collina
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Tiarella cordifolia var. collina 094-12-001b
LESS THAN Flora of North America Tiarella cordifolia

The flowering stalk is leafless, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Brook-saxifrage, Eastern Boykinia, Allegheny Brookfoam, Aconite-saxifrage
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Boykinia aconitifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boykinia aconitifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Boykinia aconitifolia 094-13-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Therophon aconitifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Boykinia aconitifolia

Flowers have 5 stamens, unlike the true Saxifrages, which have 10, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cliff Saxifrage, Michaux's Saxifrage
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Hydatica petiolaris
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga michauxii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Saxifraga michauxii 094-14-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Hydatica petiolaris
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Micranthes petiolaris

2 narrow spatulate petals and 3 wider stalked petals spotted with yellow, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


range map need picture of flower of Hydatica species 1, Saxifrage
camera icon Common Name: Saxifrage
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Hydatica species 1
(?) LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga michauxii
(?) LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Saxifraga michauxii 094-14-001?
(?) LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Hydatica petiolaris
(?) LESS THAN Flora of North America Micranthes petiolaris

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Early Saxifrage
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Micranthes virginiensis
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga virginiensis var. virginiensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Saxifraga virginiensis 094-14-003
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Micranthes virginiensis

Stamens barely exserted. Flowers white, regular, with 5 petals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Brook Lettuce, Mountain Lettuce, Branch Lettuce, Lettuceleaf Saxifrage
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Micranthes micranthidifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga micranthidifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Saxifraga micranthidifolia 094-14-004
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Micranthes micranthidifolia

Five oval, stalked petals, white with a yellow spot near the base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carey's Saxifrage
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Micranthes careyana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga careyana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Saxifraga careyana 094-14-005
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Micranthes careyana

Petals clawed or not clawed; stamens exserted, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


range map need picture of flower of Micranthes caroliniana, Carolina Saxifrage
Common Name: Carolina Saxifrage
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Micranthes caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Saxifraga caroliniana 094-14-006
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Micranthes caroliniana

camera icon Common Name: Deutzia, Pride-of-Rochester
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Deutzia scabra
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Deutzia scabra
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database Deutzia crenata

Flowers borne in upright, 3-6" long, cylindrical panicles, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.


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