Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious, dioecious, or polygamous

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

Look for it in upland deciduous forests, up to at least 1500m elevation, moist bottomlands and slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
Red (sometimes yellow)
Unisexual or bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Red
Schizocarp composed of two 1-seeded samaras

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



WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Acer rubrum var. rubrum   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer rubrum var. rubrum   FAMILY Aceraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 115-01-004:
Acer rubrum   FAMILY Aceraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Red Maple