Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1038

Shrub
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Waif (endemic to the Central Appalachians)

Look for it on calcareous bluffs and cliffs (generally near the top of the cliffs or bluffs, rarely far below the crest), mostly on limestone and dolostone, but rarely on greenstone or shale, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
4 sepals
4 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Paxistima canbyi   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paxistima canbyi   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 113-02-001:
Paxistima canbyi   FAMILY Celastraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Canby's Mountain Lover, Ratstripper, Cliff-green