Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3607

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

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LEAVES:
Tardily deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Winter
Pale yellow usually some purple
Bisexual
Numerous tepals
5-8 stamens

FRUIT:
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Chimonanthus praecox   FAMILY Calycanthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wintersweet


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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_praecox_11

February        

Flowers appear on leafless branches in late winter to early spring, per The Southern Living Garden Book.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_praecox_13

February        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_praecox_13b

February        

Blossoms 1" wide; outer sepals pale yellow, inner sepals chocolate-colored, per The Southern Living Garden Book.