Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2789

Shrub
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare, endemic to a single site in Bartow County, GA

Look for it in standing water of Ridge-and-Valley spring run, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
Staminate calyx 4-parted, pistillate calyx absent
Petals absent in pistillate flowers
4 stamens in staminate flowers
Inferior ovary
Flowers in catkins (staminate catkins elongate)

FRUIT:
Summer

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Alnus maritima ssp. georgiensis   FAMILY Betulaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Alnus maritima   FAMILY Betulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Georgia Alder