Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1870

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare in the wild, commonly cultivated, persistent & weakly spreading

Look for it where it is persistent around old plantings, weakly spreading, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Pink/Red
Bisexual
6 petals
36-42 stamens, dimorphic
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Brown
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lagerstroemia indica   FAMILY Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lagerstroemia indica   FAMILY Lythraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Crape-myrtle