Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub, Subshrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon

Look for it in xeric sandhills, usually in white "sugar sand", per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate or whorled

FLOWER:
Fall
Unisexual
2 sepals
2 petals
2 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Fall
Red/Olive
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ceratiola ericoides   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ceratiola ericoides   FAMILY Empetraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 144-01-001:
Ceratiola ericoides   FAMILY Empetraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Rosemary, Sandhill Rosemary, Sand Heath