Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2534

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Non-native: China
Documented growing wild in - - SC

Waif(s)

Look for it . It is cultivated in plantations and as a horticultural novelty, rarely escaped, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
7-8 petals
Numerous stamens, adnate to the petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Camellia sinensis   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Camellia sinensis   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Thea sinensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Tea