Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3572

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon

Look for it in pocosins, swamps, streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/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 tomentosa   FAMILY Cyrillaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clethra alnifolia   FAMILY Clethraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 143-01-002b:
Clethra alnifolia var. tomentosa   FAMILY Clethraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Sweet-pepperbush, Downy White-alder