Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1010

Subshrub, Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Rare

Look for it in moist rich woods, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen
Simple (lower leaves scale-like)
Alternate
Leaves have long petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring
White (filaments/stigmas/styles)
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
4 stamens
Spikes arise from lower stem, staminate flowers above, pistillate (if any) below

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pachysandra procumbens   FAMILY Buxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pachysandra procumbens   FAMILY Buxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 108-01-001:
Pachysandra procumbens   FAMILY Buxaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Allegheny Spurge, Mountain Pachysandra