Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2204

Tree
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont (& NC Coastal Plain), rare in Mtns

Look for it in mesic forests, in the outer Coastal Plain usually associated with shell deposits, Indian shell middens, or underlying coquina-limestone ("marl"), per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow/Cream
Bisexual
5 sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Brown
Nut-like

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tilia americana var. caroliniana   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tilia americana var. caroliniana   FAMILY Tiliaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 121-01-003:
Tilia caroliniana   FAMILY Tiliaceae

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas
Tilia floridana

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Basswood, Southern Basswood