Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Celtis laevigata var. laevigata
Sugarberry, Southern Hackberry, Smooth Hackberry, Lowland Hackberry
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Keith Bradley kab_celtis_laevigata_9377
February Miami-Dade County FL
Pistillate flowers in the axils of emerging leaves toward tips of twigs, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
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March Greenville County SC
Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve
Bark of mature trunk gray and smooth, becoming roughly warty, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
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May Anderson County SC
Margins of leaves subtending fruits entire or 1-2 0.5-1mm teeth on one side, per Weakley's Flora.
Keith Bradley kab_c_laevigata_79384
September Miami-Dade County FL
Leaf tip attenuate and long-acute to long-acuminate, base cuneate to rounded, per Weakley's Flora.
JK Marlow jkm131020_933
October Spartanburg County SC
Small, round, orange-red to yellow, 1-seeded fruits, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.