Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2596

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

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

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it on margins of limesink ponds and Carolina bays, less commonly in wet depressions dominated by shrubs, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
6 deciduous tepals
9 (or 12) stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Red
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Litsea aestivalis   FAMILY Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Litsea aestivalis   FAMILY Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 084-03-001:
Litsea aestivalis   FAMILY Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Litsea aestivalis

 

COMMON NAME:
Pondspice