Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2543

Shrub, Tree
Perennial
Dioecious or Polygamo-dioecious

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

Rare, apparently endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in peaty seepage bogs in headwaters of blackwater streams, in the sandhills and immediately adjacent Piedmont, with other pocosin shrubs, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
6 deciduous tepals
9 fertile stamens on staminate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Red
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lindera subcoriacea   FAMILY Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lindera subcoriacea   FAMILY Lauraceae

LESS THAN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003)
Lindera benzoin

 

COMMON NAME:
Bog Spicebush, Streamhead Spicebush