Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1466

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in mesic forests, esp on beech-dominated bluffs or "islands" in Coastal Plain swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
5 ovate-ligulate sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens, adnate to the petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Stewartia malacodendron   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stewartia malacodendron   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 124-01-001:
Stewartia malacodendron   FAMILY Theaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Silky Camellia, Virginia Stewartia, Stewartia