Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3276

Subshrub, Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: China/Japan
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it to be persistent after cultivation, and spreading vegetatively to adjacent forests. This species is a popular ground-cover, difficult to eradicate once well-established, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple (lower leaves scale-like)
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White (filaments/stigmas/styles)
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
4 stamens
Spikes terminal, sometimes paniculate (if so, flowers usually all staminate)

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Buxales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pachysandra terminalis   FAMILY Buxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pachysandra terminalis   FAMILY Buxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 108-01-002:
Pachysandra terminalis   FAMILY Buxaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pachysandra, Japanese Spurge