Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (rare in SC)

Look for it in dry to mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish-green
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp composed of two 1-seeded samaras

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Acer pensylvanicum   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer pensylvanicum   FAMILY Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 115-01-003:
Acer pensylvanicum   FAMILY Aceraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Striped Maple, Moosewood