Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2313

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in swamps, pocosins, bay forests, maritime forests, generally in wet peaty soils, but also in fairly dry, sandy soils in maritime forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Variable

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
6 persistent tepals
9-12 stamens (inner 3 sterile)
Superior ovary
Flowers in compact clusters in axillary stalks

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue/Black
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Laurales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Persea palustris   FAMILY Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Persea palustris   FAMILY Lauraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 084-01-001?:
Persea borbonia   FAMILY Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Persea borbonia var. pubescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Bay