Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1561

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Look for it in a wide variety of habitats in the mountains, most typically & abundantly in moist sites in ravines or coves along streams, but likely to be found in all but the driest habitats between 300 & 1500m, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Needles flattened, flexible, to 3/4" long
Needles not in bundles, 2-ranked

"FLOWER":
Spring
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Cone

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tsuga canadensis   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tsuga canadensis   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 016-03-001:
Tsuga canadensis   FAMILY Pinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Hemlock, Canada Hemlock