Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1168

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it on rocky bluffs, esp calcareous or mafic, open woodlands, calcareous Coastal Plain river bluffs, granitic domes, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Ternately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
3-5 sepals, usually 4
3-5 petals, usually 4
3-5 stamens, usually 4

FRUIT:
Summer
Samara

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ptelea trifoliata   FAMILY Rutaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ptelea trifoliata +   FAMILY Rutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 103-02-001:
Ptelea trifoliata   FAMILY Rutaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wafer-ash, Hoptree