Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3011

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: Japan & southeast Asia
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Waif(s)

Look for it to be commonly planted throughout our area, rarely escaping and naturalizing in suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Reddish-purple
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
Calyx lobes minute
4 petals
4 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Fall
Red/ Dark purple or Black
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Garryales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Aucuba japonica   FAMILY Garryaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aucuba japonica   FAMILY Cornaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Aucuba, Japanese-laurel, Spotted-laurel