Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2281

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Uncommon (an endemic)

Look for it in upland flats, esp those weathered from mafic rocks and with shrink-swell soils dominated by montmorillonitic clays, less typically on slopes and bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 5 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Staminate calyx 2-3 lobed
Inferior ovary
Staminate flowers in elongate catkins

FRUIT:
Fall
Nut

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Carya carolinae-septentrionalis   FAMILY Juglandaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carya carolinae-septentrionalis   FAMILY Juglandaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 053-02-005:
Carya carolinae-septentrionalis   FAMILY Juglandaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hicoria carolinae-septentrionalis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Carya ovata var. australis

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Shagbark Hickory, Southern Shagbark Hickory, Carolina Hickory