Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2189

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare in GA & NC

Look for it on riverbanks, in streambanks, cove forests, river slope forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
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 nigrum   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer nigrum   FAMILY Aceraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Maple