Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1488

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in brownwater & blackwater swamps, usually in riverine situations. Also, this species is sometimes planted as an ornamental in upland sites within and beyond its natural range, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

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 distichum   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Taxodium distichum   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 017-01-001:
Taxodium distichum   FAMILY Taxodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Taxodium distichum var. distichum

 

COMMON NAME:
Bald Cypress