Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it on dry or rocky bluffs and slopes, usually with pines or hemlock, and most common in scrubby pine-oak/heath woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
4 sepals
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Santalales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Buckleya distichophylla   FAMILY Santalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Buckleya distichophylla   FAMILY Santalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 060-03-001:
Buckleya distichophylla   FAMILY Santalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Buckleya distichophylla

 

COMMON NAME:
Buckleya, Piratebush