Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common

Look for it on streambanks, riverbanks, bottomland forests, lower slopes, and, depending on variety, in maritime forests or rich cove forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Perianth absent in staminate flowers
Numerous stamens in staminate flowers
Inferior ovary
Flowers in catkins

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nut

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Carpinus caroliniana +   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carpinus caroliniana +   FAMILY Betulaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 054-05-001:
Carpinus caroliniana   FAMILY Betulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Musclewood, American Hornbeam, Blue-beech, Ironwood