Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1515

Tree
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain), centered in the Southern Appalachians

Look for it in rich coves & on mesic to dry slopes (the drier sites usually on limestone), often one of the most abundant trees in Southern Appalachian cove forests, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer
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. heterophylla   FAMILY Malvaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 121-01-002:
Tilia heterophylla   FAMILY Tiliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Basswood, White Basswood