Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it in bottomland forests, esp on natural levees, upland calcareous forests & woodlands, shell middens, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish
Functionally unisexual
5-6 lobed calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Pinkish-orange
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Celtis laevigata   FAMILY Cannabaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Celtis laevigata   FAMILY Ulmaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 056-03-001:
Celtis laevigata   FAMILY Ulmaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Celtis mississippiensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Celtis laevigata var. laevigata

 

COMMON NAME:
Sugarberry, Southern Hackberry, Smooth Hackberry, Lowland Hackberry