Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3538

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: China
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare, commonly planted and persistent, rarely escaping

Look for it in waste places, vacant lots, suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
4-lobed calyx
4-lobed campanulate corolla
2 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Forsythia viridissima   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Forsythia viridissima   FAMILY Oleaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Greenstem Forsythia