Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Laurales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Persea palustris   FAMILY Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Persea palustris   FAMILY Lauraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 084-01-001?:
Persea borbonia   FAMILY Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Persea borbonia var. pubescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Bay


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Look for it in swamps, pocosins, bay forests, maritime forests, generally in wet peaty soils, but also in fairly dry, sandy soils in maritime forests, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

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

Common

 

...Wet ...Variable

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
6 persistent tepals
9-12 stamens (inner 3 sterile)
Superior ovary
Flowers in compact clusters in axillary stalks

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue/Black
Drupe

 

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



Persea palustris   FAMILY Lauraceae

Swamp Bay