Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1290

Shrub
Perennial

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

Rare (rare in NC Piedmont, where introduced)

Look for it in swamps, maritime forests, low moist woods, esp in calcareous soils developed from shell limestone (marl), rarely planted as an ornamental farther inland, where persisting (and appearing native) or possibly naturalizing, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Palmately compound

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Arecales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Sabal minor   FAMILY Arecaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sabal minor   FAMILY Arecaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 031-02-001:
Sabal minor   FAMILY Arecaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sabal minor

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sabal deeringiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Palmetto, Bush Palmetto