Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
Popcorn Tree, Chinese Tallow-tree
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JK Marlow jkm090514_048
May Charleston County SC
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge
Invades streambanks, riverbanks, and wet areas, as well as upland sites, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.
JK Marlow s090515_16b
May Georgetown County SC
Leaves rhombic-ovate, long acuminate, entire, base rounded to almost truncate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org bug_2307038
Slender drooping spike to 8" long, female flowers at base, male along spike, per A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_t_sebifera_oakywoods3
June Houston County GA
Oaky Woods WMA
Flowers yellowish-green in terminal 3-35cm racemes, per Flora of China.
James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org bug_0016034
Small terminal clusters of (usually) 3-lobed capsules, each 1.2-2cm across, per A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.
Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org bug_2151096
Bark light gray and fissured, per A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.
Steve Hurst, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org bug_5309018
Capsules split to reveal 3 white-wax coated seeds that resemble popcorn, per A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.