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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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


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    wwwinvasive_6378

        

www.invasive.org/browse/subject.cfm?sub=6378

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Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5290038

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Dense, 1-2' long clusters of deep red flowers radiate from each branch tip, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

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Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5290039

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Leaflets radiate out like the spokes of an umbrella, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

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Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5290059

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Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5290063

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Steve Hurst, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org    bug_5308090

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