Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub, Tree
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in NC, rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in swamp forests, usually stagnant, usually blackwater (not receiving significant alluvium), and esp over marl (coquina limestone), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Palmately compound
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Red
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
4 petals
6-8 exserted stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aesculus pavia var. pavia   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aesculus pavia var. pavia   FAMILY Hippocastanaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 116-01-002:
Aesculus pavia   FAMILY Hippocastanaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Buckeye