Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1487

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common

Look for it in limesink ponds (dolines), clay-based Carolina bays, wet savannas, pocosins and other wet, peaty habitats, shores of natural blackwater lakes, swamps of blackwater streams, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous conifer
Alternate

"FLOWER":
Spring

FRUIT:
Fall

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Gymnosperms (non-flowering plants): Conifers: Cupressales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Taxodium ascendens   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Taxodium ascendens   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 017-01-002:
Taxodium ascendens   FAMILY Taxodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium

 

COMMON NAME:
Pond Cypress


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JK Marlow    jkm060423_054

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm060423_059

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Taxodium ascendens

JK Marlow    jkm160416_282

April    Lowndes County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm160416_297

April    Lowndes County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm0505s_34

May    Williamsburg County    SC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtascendens_northampto

May        

The deciduous side twigs rather threadlike & upturned, w appressed leaves, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtascendens_burnslake

June    Collier County    FL

Mature seed cones nearly round, 3/4-1" in diameter, opening at maturity, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtascendens_41bay

Month Unknown        

Leaves mostly keeled, spirally appressed, and not in a single plane, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtascendens_echawswal3

Month Unknown    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest