Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1513

Tree
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

Look for it in rich coves, on rocky slopes, metabasalt boulderfields, rich north-facing river bluffs, calcareous Coastal Plain ravines, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow/Cream
Bisexual
5 sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Nut-like

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tilia americana var. americana   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tilia americana var. americana   FAMILY Tiliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 121-01-001:
Tilia americana   FAMILY Tiliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Basswood, Northern Basswood