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 (uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare Mtns), primarily a SE. Piedmont endemic

Look for it in the Piedmont in mesic, nutrient-rich forests, on bottomlands, lower slopes, and in ravines, in the Coastal Plain primarily on floodplains of brownwater (alluvium-carrying) rivers (most notably the Roanoke River in NC), in the Mountains only at low elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Palmately compound
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Cream/ Yellowish-green/ Pinkish
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
4 petals
6-7 included stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Brown
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aesculus sylvatica   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aesculus sylvatica   FAMILY Hippocastanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 116-01-001:
Aesculus sylvatica   FAMILY Hippocastanaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Painted Buckeye