Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Nandina domestica   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nandina domestica   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 077-03-001:
Nandina domestica   FAMILY Berberidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Nandina, Heavenly-bamboo, Sacred-bamboo


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Look for it in forests and woodlands in suburban areas, commonly planted, increasingly escaping and naturalizing, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: China
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Mountains)


INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Complexly compound, with 2+ levels of pinnate and/or ternate compoundness
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Cream
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
3 sepals
3 petals
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Fall
Red
Berry

 

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



Nandina domestica   FAMILY Berberidaceae

Nandina, Heavenly-bamboo, Sacred-bamboo