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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Gymnosperms (non-flowering plants): Ginkgoales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ginkgo biloba   FAMILY Ginkgoaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ginkgo biloba   FAMILY Ginkgoaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Ginkgo, Maidenhair Tree


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image of Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgo, Maidenhair Tree

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_biloba_5_16_06_10

May    DeKalb County    AL

Leaves fan-shaped; venation dichotomous, appearing parallel, per Flora of North America.

image of Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgo, Maidenhair Tree

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_biloba_5_16_06_6

May    DeKalb County    AL

Bark grayish to light brown, fissured or with elongated ridges, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgo, Maidenhair Tree

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_biloba_5_16_06_8

May    DeKalb County    AL

This is the sole living species of a primitive genus of extinct gymnosperms, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgo, Maidenhair Tree

Paul Thompson    pstginkgo_biloba

September?        

Leaves are sometimes two-lobed. — Clemson Extension

image of Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgo, Maidenhair Tree

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_biloba_silhouette_3

November    Floyd County    GA

Today's plants are derived from the only known source in eastern China, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ginkgo biloba   FAMILY Ginkgoaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ginkgo biloba   FAMILY Ginkgoaceae

 

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2742

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: southeast China

Habitat: Frequently planted, rarely seeding down locally near plantings in suburban woodlands and yards, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petiole 1.5-3.5"

"FLOWER":
Spring
Greenish

FRUIT:

 

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