Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Buxales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Learn more about Pachysandra from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Pachysandra, Japanese Spurge
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JK Marlow jkm180315_0592
March Greenville County SC
Lake Conestee Nature Park
Leaves coriaceous, evergreen, glabrous, dark green, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Habitat: Persistent after cultivation, and spreading vegetatively to adjacent forests; commonly cultivated, rarely persistent to naturalized, per Weakley's Flora
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Simple (lower leaves scale-like)
Petioles of lower leaves 0.5-2cm, the upper shorter
Spikes terminal, sometimes paniculate (if so, flowers usually all staminate)
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- New Invaders of the Northeast and Northcentral US p067
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia p249
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p226
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p094