Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1685

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare, only a single known site in SC

Look for it in woodlands and forests over calcareous or mafic rocks, often forming extensive colonies near outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

map
To see a detailed map, click here

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 7-13 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish-green
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-6 sepals
4-6 petals

FRUIT:
Summer
Reddish-brown
Follicle

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Zanthoxylum americanum   FAMILY Rutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zanthoxylum americanum   FAMILY Rutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 103-01-001:
Zanthoxylum americana   FAMILY Rutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Xanthoxylum americanum

 

COMMON NAME:
Prickly-ash, Toothache Tree, Northern Prickly-ash