Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2325

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it on shell middens, in maritime forests over shell substrate, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite
Petioles 2-10mm long

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
Yellowish-green
Functionally unisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
Synsepalous calyx
Petals absent
2-5 stamens
Flowers in tight axillary clusters

FRUIT:
Spring
Dark blue, glaucous
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Forestiera godfreyi   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Forestiera godfreyi   FAMILY Oleaceae

LESS THAN & IN PART (APPARENTLY) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Forestiera pubescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Godfrey's Forestiera


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image of Forestiera godfreyi

Keith Bradley    kab_f_godfreyi_3470

January    Beaufort County    SC

South Bluff Heritage Preserve

Flowers subtended by 6 bracts, fringed apically; sepals mostly < 1mm, per Forestiera godfreyi (Oleaceae), a New Species from FL and SC (Anderson, 1985).

image of Forestiera godfreyi

Keith Bradley    kab_f_godfreyi_3488

January    Beaufort County    SC

South Bluff Heritage Preserve

Functionally staminate flowers mostly in 3-flowered fascicles, per Forestiera godfreyi (Oleaceae), a New Species from FL and SC (Anderson, 1985).

image of Forestiera godfreyi

Keith Bradley    kab_f_godfreyi_3504

January    Beaufort County    SC

South Bluff Heritage Preserve

Flowering in early spring from buds on twigs of the previous season, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Forestiera godfreyi

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmf_godfreyi

Month Unknown        

Leaves similar to F. ligustrina, but lower surface pubescence more uniform.., per The Trees of Florida: A Reference and Field Guide.