Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

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

Common in Mtns, rare in Piedmont, endemic to the Southern & Central Appalachians

Look for it in moist forests, heath balds, margins of rock outcrops at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Clethra acuminata   FAMILY Clethraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clethra acuminata   FAMILY Clethraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 143-01-001:
Clethra acuminata   FAMILY Clethraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Sweet-pepperbush, Cinnamonbark, Cinnamon Clethra, Mountain White-alder