Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1510

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native north of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon (rare in NC, where perhaps only introduced)

Look for it on dry limestone, dolostone, and calcareous sandstone cliffs, talus, and boulderfields, rarely in our area in calcareous swamps, also planted and persisting around old homesites & cemeteries (mainly in the Mountains), per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite

"FLOWER":
Spring
Flowers solitary, terminal

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Thuja occidentalis   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thuja occidentalis   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 018-02-001:
Thuja occidentalis   FAMILY Cupressaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Arborvitae, Eastern Arborvitae, Northern White Cedar, Flat Cedar