Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in mesic forests on bluffs and in ravines (the SC occurrence is on Fall Line river bluffs, with shaley, subcalcareous soils), per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Palmately compound
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
4 petals

FRUIT:
9o
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aesculus parviflora   FAMILY Hippocastanaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bottlebrush Buckeye


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JK Marlow    jkm0305w_14

May    Buncombe County    NC

NC Arboretum

Opposite, palmately compound leaves with 5-7 pinnately veined leaflets, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm0506j_31

June    Anderson County    SC

In cultivation

Recognized by columnar, white flower clusters, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm0506j_33

June    Anderson County    SC

In cultivation

Stamens exserted, 3-4x the length of the petals, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


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JK Marlow    jkm070629_009

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Hatcher Garden

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_aesculus_parviflora

June        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_parviflora_1

August    Fulton County    GA

Chattahoochee Nature Center

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_parviflora_fruit_20

August    Fulton County    GA

Chattahoochee Nature Center

Fruit a globose capsule borne on long drooping stalks, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_parviflora_lvs_20

August    Fulton County    GA

Chattahoochee Nature Center

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_aesculus_parviflora_2

August