Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2044

Shrub, Tree
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Uncommon (rare in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in maritime forests, maritime scrub, river bluffs, swamp margins, usually in circumneutral soil (over shell hash, coquina limestone, marl, or limestone), in the Piedmont and Mountains in rich, mesic forests over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous/Semi-evergreen
Simple
Alternate or clustered on spur shoots

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens & 5 staminodia, fused to corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary clusters

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Drupe-like berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sideroxylon lycioides   FAMILY Sapotaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sideroxylon lycioides   FAMILY Sapotaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 149-01-001:
Bumelia lycioides   FAMILY Sapotaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Buckthorn Bumelia, Buckthorn Bully