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