Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3427

Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (an endemic)

Look for it on moist to dry slopes and bottomlands over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
6-12 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Aggregate of follicles

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Magnolia acuminata   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 080-02-007?:
Magnolia acuminata   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Magnolia cordata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Tulipastrum cordatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Cucumber-tree, Showy Cucumber Magnolia


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image of Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata

John B. Nelson    jbn_3453389181_05535fd69e

April    Lexington County    SC

A smaller tree than var. acuminata, with generally brighter yellow flowers, per South Carolina's Native Magnolias. Journal of the SC Native Plant Society (Figlar, 2007).

image of Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata

JK Marlow    jkm170408_513

April    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Petals golden-yellow above, light-yellow below, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140413_173047

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140413_173226

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140413_173306

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmcordata_wl

Month Unknown        

image of Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmcordata_wl3

Month Unknown        

Perianth segments light yellow on underside and golden yellow above, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmcordata_wl4

Month Unknown