Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Garryales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
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).
Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Flora of North America
Habitat: Commonly planted throughout our area, rarely escaping and naturalizing in suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: Japan & southeast Asia
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Calyx lobes minute
Red/ Dark purple or Black
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