Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial

Native: west of Carolinas & Georgia, early naturalized in a more widespread area
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC & in SC Mtns, rare elsewhere in GA & SC

Look for it in bottomlands and river banks (as a native), also escaped or persistent after cultivation, and sometimes thoroughly naturalized, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite or rarely whorled

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Catalpa speciosa   FAMILY Bignoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 167-03-002:
Catalpa speciosa   FAMILY Bignoniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Catalpa, Indian Cigar Tree, Catawba Tree