Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub, Tree
Perennial
Polygamous

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

Common (rare in Piedmont), a broad Southern Appalachian endemic

Look for it in moist forests, up to nearly 2000m, esp prominent in seepy cove forests, in the Piedmont only in "montane" habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Palmately compound
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual & unisexual
5-lobed calyx
4 petals

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aesculus flava   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aesculus flava   FAMILY Hippocastanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 116-01-003:
Aesculus octandra   FAMILY Hippocastanaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Buckeye