Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1467

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

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

Rare, an endemic, primarily Appalachian

Look for it in mesic forests, esp acidic bluffs, often in openings in rhododendron thickets ("hells"), per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
5 sepals (rarely 6-7)
5 petals (rarely 6-7)
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 ovata   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stewartia ovata   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 124-01-002:
Stewartia ovata   FAMILY Theaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Camellia, Mountain Stewartia