Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in moist to dry forests and woodlands, esp over calcareous or mafic rocks, also commonly planted as an ornamental, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Rose/Pink (rarely white)
Usually bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-toothed irregularly campanulate calyx
5-parted corolla, vaguely papilionaceous
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cercis canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cercis canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-04-001:
Cercis canadensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Redbud, Judas Tree