Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Dioecious or polygamous

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

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in bottomland forests, mesic slopes, esp common over mafic or calcareous rocks, but not at all limited to such situations, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-yellow
Usually unisexual, also both bisexual and unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp composed of two 1-seeded samaras

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Acer floridanum   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer barbatum   FAMILY Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 115-01-006b:
Acer saccharum ssp. floridanum   FAMILY Aceraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Sugar Maple, Florida Maple