Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1008

Tree
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in mesic to xeric deciduous forests, esp dry-mesic to xeric oak-hickory & oak-pine forests, also in sandhill/pocosin ecotones, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed urceolate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Oxydendrum arboreum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oxydendrum arboreum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-13-001:
Oxydendrum arboreum   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sourwood, Sorrel-tree