Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in high elevation forests, primarily on talus of avalanche chutes, in the Black Mtns, Yancey County, NC, and on talus slopes and adjacent forests at high elevations, esp on quartzite on the western flank of the Blue Ridge, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Samara

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Betula cordifolia   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Betula papyrifera var. cordifolia   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 054-03-003:
Betula papyrifera var. cordifolia   FAMILY Betulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Paper Birch