Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1462

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

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

Uncommon thru most of our range (common in NC-SC Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Look for it in nutrient-rich bottomland forests, extending upslope over calcareous or mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-white
Bisexual
5-merous
5-lobed calyx
5 petals, corolla campanulate
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Crossosomatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Staphylea trifolia   FAMILY Staphyleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Staphylea trifolia   FAMILY Staphyleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 114-01-001:
Staphylea trifolia   FAMILY Staphyleaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bladdernut