OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Gymnosperms (non-flowering plants): Conifers: Cupressales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Chamaecyparis thyoides var. thyoides   FAMILY Cupressaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chamaecyparis thyoides   FAMILY Cupressaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Chamaecyparis thyoides

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 018-01-001:
Chamaecyparis thyoides   FAMILY Cupressaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Chamaecyparis thyoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Atlantic White Cedar, Juniper


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image of Chamaecyparis thyoides var. thyoides, Atlantic White Cedar, Juniper

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_chth2_001_lvd

        

image of Chamaecyparis thyoides var. thyoides, Atlantic White Cedar, Juniper

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_chth2_004_lvd

        

image of Chamaecyparis thyoides var. thyoides, Atlantic White Cedar, Juniper

JK Marlow    jkm130406_756

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

Bark gray to reddish-brown, thin, with narrow fissures forming flat ridges, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Chamaecyparis thyoides var. thyoides, Atlantic White Cedar, Juniper

JK Marlow    jkm130406_778

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

Absent in the outer Coastal Plain of SC & GA, occurring primarily in the fall-line Sandhills, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Chamaecyparis thyoides var. thyoides, Atlantic White Cedar, Juniper

JK Marlow    jkm091017_056

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

Its small, evergreen, opposite scale-like leaves aid in recognition, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Chamaecyparis thyoides var. thyoides, Atlantic White Cedar, Juniper

JK Marlow    jkm091017_063

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

image of Chamaecyparis thyoides var. thyoides, Atlantic White Cedar, Juniper

JK Marlow    jkm091017_065

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

image of Chamaecyparis thyoides var. thyoides, Atlantic White Cedar, Juniper

JK Marlow    jkm091017_068

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

Seed cones become woody, brown, and stalked after opening, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Chamaecyparis thyoides var. thyoides   FAMILY Cupressaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chamaecyparis thyoides   FAMILY Cupressaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Chamaecyparis thyoides

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 018-01-001:
Chamaecyparis thyoides   FAMILY Cupressaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Chamaecyparis thyoides

 

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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Habitat: Peat dome and streamhead pocosins, blackwater stream swamps, hillside seepages, in highly acidic, peaty or sandy soils, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Opposite

"FLOWER":
Spring

FRUIT:
Fall

 

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