Carolinas and Georgia

1168

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ptelea trifoliata   FAMILY Rutaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ptelea trifoliata +   FAMILY Rutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 103-02-001:
Ptelea trifoliata   FAMILY Rutaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wafer-ash, Hoptree


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Look for it on rocky bluffs, esp calcareous or mafic, open woodlands, calcareous Coastal Plain river bluffs, granitic domes, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

 

full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
3-5 sepals, usually 4
3-5 petals, usually 4
3-5 stamens, usually 4

FRUIT:
Summer
Samara

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Ptelea trifoliata   FAMILY Rutaceae

Wafer-ash, Hoptree