Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales
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JK Marlow jkm080329_009
March Pickens County SC
Keowee Toxaway State Natural Area
One of the first woody plants to leaf out in Spring (in March), per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.
JK Marlow jkm120326_018b
March McCormick County SC
Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve
Stamens are shorter than lateral petals, & the calyx & pedicel lack glands, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
COMPARE flowers of Buckeye species
JK Marlow jkm130422_632
April Pickens County SC
Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve
Known to hybridize with A. pavia, resulting in plants with reddish flowers, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_a_sylvatica_painted
Recognized by unequal yellow-green to cream flower petals, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.
JK Marlow jkm060506_094
May Anderson County SC
Opposite, palmately compound leaves with 5-7 pinnately veined leaflets, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
Dan Whitten sdw_paintedbuckeye
June Pickens County SC
One of the 1st woody plants to lose its leaves in summer (beginning in June), per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.
JK Marlow jkm080726_034
July Haywood County NC
Corneille Bryan Native Garden
Capsule 2-4cm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.