Carolinas and Georgia

1562

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Gymnosperms (non-flowering plants): Conifers: Pinales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tsuga caroliniana   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tsuga caroliniana   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 016-03-002:
Tsuga caroliniana   FAMILY Pinaceae

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Hemlock


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Look for it primarily in open forests on ridge tops, rocky bluffs, or gorge walls, generally in drier and rockier sites than T. canadensis, but the two sometimes grow in close proximity or even intermixed in humid gorges, per Weakley's Flora

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Rare, endemic to a narrow area of the Southern Appalachians

 

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Needles flattened, flexible, to 3/4" long
Needles not in bundles, arranged on all sides of twig

"FLOWER":
Spring
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Cone

 

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Tsuga caroliniana   FAMILY Pinaceae

Carolina Hemlock