Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1235

Shrub
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Carolina Coastal Plain)

Look for it in rocky, rather dry, woodlands, usually over mafic rocks (such as gabbro or diabase) or calcareous rocks, less commonly in sandy soils, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-yellow/White
Usually bisexual
4-5 sepals
4-5 petals
4-5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Red
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Rhus aromatica var. aromatica   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhus aromatica var. aromatica   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 110-01-004:
Rhus aromatica   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Schmaltzia crenata

 

COMMON NAME:
Fragrant Sumac, Squawbush