Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3010

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: the parent species are native to China
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in suburban thickets. It is commonly planted, sometimes persistent or rarely weakly naturalizing, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen/Tardily deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Whitish-pink
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Abelia Xgrandiflora   FAMILY Linnaeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Abelia Xgrandiflora [chinensis X uniflora]   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Abelia