Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon in GA & NC (rare in NC Mtns)

Look for it in rich moist bottomlands, slopes, occasionally on dry upland flats, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 5 leaflets (usually)
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Staminate calyx 2-3 lobed
Inferior ovary
Staminate flowers in elongate catkins

FRUIT:
Fall
Nut

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Carya ovata   FAMILY Juglandaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carya ovata   FAMILY Juglandaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 053-02-006:
Carya ovata   FAMILY Juglandaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hicoria ovata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Carya ovata var. ovata

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Shagbark Hickory