OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Bog Spicebush, Streamhead Spicebush


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image of Lindera subcoriacea, Bog Spicebush, Streamhead Spicebush

Will Stuart    wil_8441791251_4464a783ac

March    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

The overall range of this newly described species is still poorly known, per Weakley's Flora.


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lindera subcoriacea   FAMILY Lauraceae

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

 

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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

map
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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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