Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (uncommon in Piedmont)

Look for it in forests at low to high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Staminate calyx minute, pistillate calyx absent
2 stamens in staminate flowers
Inferior ovary
Flowers in catkins (staminate catkins elongate)

FRUIT:
Summer
Samara

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Betula lenta var. lenta   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Betula lenta   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 054-03-002:
Betula lenta   FAMILY Betulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweet Birch, Cherry Birch, Black Birch, "Mahogany"