Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Look for it in 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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...Wet

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Opposite

"FLOWER":
Spring

FRUIT:
Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Chamaecyparis thyoides   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chamaecyparis thyoides   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 018-01-001:
Chamaecyparis thyoides   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Linnaeus
Cupressus thyoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Atlantic White Cedar, Juniper


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image of Chamaecyparis thyoides

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

        

image of Chamaecyparis thyoides

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

        

image of Chamaecyparis thyoides

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

JK Marlow    jkm130406_778

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

image of Chamaecyparis thyoides

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

JK Marlow    jkm091017_063

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

image of Chamaecyparis thyoides

JK Marlow    jkm091017_065

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

image of Chamaecyparis thyoides

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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