Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1367

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common in GA, rare in SC (though locally abundant)

Look for it in pine flatwoods and maritime forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Palmately compound

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

FRUIT:
Fall
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Serenoa repens   FAMILY Arecaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Serenoa repens   FAMILY Arecaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 031-01-001:
Serenoa repens   FAMILY Arecaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Serenoa repens

 

COMMON NAME:
Saw Palmetto