Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub; Tree
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Mountains & Coastal Plain)

Look for it on rocky slopes and bluffs, particularly over mafic or calcareous rock, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-yellow
Unisexual ?
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Spring/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 leucoderme   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer leucoderme   FAMILY Aceraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Chalk Maple, Small Chalk Maple, White-bark Maple