Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1000

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common

Look for it in mesic to dry forests, often rocky, esp over basic rocks, reaching high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Perianth absent in staminate flowers
Numerous stamens in staminate flowers
Inferior ovary
Flowers in catkins

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nut

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ostrya virginiana   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 054-04-001:
Ostrya virginiana   FAMILY Betulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Hop-hornbeam, Ironwood, Eastern Hop-hornbeam