Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1337

Tree
Perennial

Non-native: South Pacific

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
US Fish & Wildlife Service

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Palmately compound: 7-16 leaflets
Alternate
Petioles 15-60cm long

FLOWER:
Fall
Red
7-18 petals, usually 12
Stamens same number as petals
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Purple
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Schefflera actinophylla   FAMILY Araliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree, Schefflera