Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Garryales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Aucuba, Japanese-laurel, Spotted-laurel
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JK Marlow jkm160322_038
March Greenville County SC
Leaves of most frequently planted cultivars prominently speckled with yellow, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Non-native: Japan & southeast Asia
Documented growing wild in - NC -
Look for it to be commonly planted throughout our area, rarely escaping and naturalizing in suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora
Calyx lobes minute
Red/ Dark purple or Black
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