Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1053

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common in GA Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it on bluffs, rock outcrops, in rocky woodlands, often with seepage, over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
Usually 4-merous
4-lobed calyx
4 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Philadelphus hirsutus   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Philadelphus hirsutus   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-04-002:
Philadelphus hirsutus   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Mock-orange, Cumberland Mock-orange