Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in dry woodlands, woodland borders (& other places, depending on variety), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Grayish-white
5-merous
5 petals
5 exserted stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Drupe

 

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



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ceanothus americanus +   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ceanothus americanus   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 119-02-001:
Ceanothus americanus   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
New Jersey Tea, Redroot


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picture of Ceanothus americanus, image of Ceanothus americanus +

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ceam_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_ceam_004_lvd

        

picture of Ceanothus americanus, image of Ceanothus americanus +

JK Marlow    jkm0405w_37

May    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Flower clusters are terminal or arise from leaf axils on stalks 2-10" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

picture of Ceanothus americanus, image of Ceanothus americanus +

Steve Marlow    snm160531_104

May    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

picture of Ceanothus americanus, image of Ceanothus americanus +

Steve Marlow    snm160531_104b

May    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Flowers have 5 hooded petals, each with a 1mm blade & a narrow 1mm long claw, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Ceanothus americanus, image of Ceanothus americanus +

JK Marlow    jkm160605_913

June    Greenville County    SC

Low rounded shrub, to ~ 3' tall, that often has the aspect of a bushy herb, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

picture of Ceanothus americanus, image of Ceanothus americanus +

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_americanus_6

June        

picture of Ceanothus americanus, image of Ceanothus americanus +

JK Marlow    s080611_a

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

picture of Ceanothus americanus, image of Ceanothus americanus +

JK Marlow    jkm100702_090

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm100702_100

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Fruits are fleshy three-lobed capsules, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Ceanothus americanus, image of Ceanothus americanus +

JK Marlow    jkm100702_101

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves are 3-nerved from the base, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

picture of Ceanothus americanus, image of Ceanothus americanus +

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_americanus_1

August        

Flower clusters cylindric to egg-shaped, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

picture of Ceanothus americanus, image of Ceanothus americanus +

JK Marlow    jkm0410n_32b

October    Oconee County    SC

Roadside

Seeds have been dispersed; the little "cups" left behind are the hypanthia.

picture of Ceanothus americanus, image of Ceanothus americanus +

JK Marlow    jkm101120_255

November    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park