Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA Piedmont, rare in NC)

Look for it in disturbed areas, suburban woodlands, increasingly in natural forests, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate
Petioles to 1" long

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-white/ Yellowish
Bisexual
3-merous
6 tepals?
9 stamens, 3 staminodes
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Bluish-black
Drupe

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Laurales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cinnamomum camphora   FAMILY Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cinnamomum camphora   FAMILY Lauraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Camphora camphora

 

COMMON NAME:
Camphortree