Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub, Tree
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in dry, mesic, or wet forests & woodlands, granitic flatrocks & domes, glades & barrens over various rocks (including granite, greenstone, etc.), swamp forests in the Coastal Plain, rarely pocosins, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
4 sepals
4 petals

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Chionanthus virginicus   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chionanthus virginicus   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 153-03-001:
Chionanthus virginicus   FAMILY Oleaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Fringetree, Grancy Graybeard, Old Man's Beard, Grandsir-graybeard