OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pachysandra terminalis   FAMILY Buxaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pachysandra terminalis   FAMILY Buxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 108-01-002:
Pachysandra terminalis   FAMILY Buxaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
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).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pachysandra terminalis   FAMILY Buxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pachysandra terminalis   FAMILY Buxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 108-01-002:
Pachysandra terminalis   FAMILY Buxaceae

 

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3276

Subshrub; Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: China/Japan

Habitat: Persistent after cultivation, and spreading vegetatively to adjacent forests; commonly cultivated, rarely persistent to naturalized, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple (lower leaves scale-like)
Alternate
Petioles of lower leaves 0.5-2cm, the upper shorter

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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