Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2575

Tree
Perennial

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

Rare in GA-SC

Look for it in mesic hammocks, mesic forests, esp of bluffs and ravines, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate, crowded at branch tips & appearing whorled ("umbrella-like")

FLOWER:
Spring
Creamy-white
Bisexual
Usually radially symmetrical
3 sepals
6-12 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Aggregate of follicles

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Magnolia pyramidata   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Magnolia pyramidata   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 080-02-005:
Magnolia pyramidata   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Magnoliaceae hardy in cooler temperatures (Spongberg, 1998)
Magnolia fraseri var. pyramidata

 

COMMON NAME:
Pyramid Magnolia