Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious or dioecious

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

Uncommon (south of NC, more often an escape from cultivation than a native)

Look for it in bottomlands, on riverbanks, and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-yellow/ Red
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Schizocarp composed of two 1-seeded samaras

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Acer saccharinum   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer saccharinum   FAMILY Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 115-01-005:
Acer saccharinum   FAMILY Aceraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Silver Maple, Soft Maple