Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2597

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious or Polygamo-dioecious

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

Rare

Look for it in wet flats and depressions, generally with 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/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lindera melissifolia   FAMILY Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 084-04-002:
Lindera melissaefolium   FAMILY Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Benzoin melissaefolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Spicebush, Pondberry