Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial

Native to Coastal Plain of SC & GA, early naturalized in a more widespread area
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in bottomlands & streambanks (as a native), or to be escaped or persistent after cultivation, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite or rarely whorled

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White, lower lobe densely spotted with purple
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-merous
2-lobed calyx
2-lipped corolla
2 fertile stamens

FRUIT:
Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Catalpa bignonioides   FAMILY Bignoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Catalpa bignonioides   FAMILY Bignoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 167-03-001:
Catalpa bignonioides   FAMILY Bignoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Catalpa catalpa

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Catalpa, Fishbait Tree, Cigar Tree