Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3778

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native: south & west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnately compound: 6-24 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Creamy-white
Functionally unisexual
Superior ovary
Flowers in a terminal panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish
Drupe-like soap nut

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Sapindus drummondii

 

COMMON NAME:
Western Soapberry


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image of Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sapindus_drummondii_3

February        

Bark becomes platy or scaly; as these fall they create a colorful patchwork, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_drummondii_91805_6

September        

Subglobose 1/2" translucent yellow-orange drupes remain on tree into Spring, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sapindus_drummondii_1

September        

Rachis wingless. Leaflets slightly curved or sickle-shaped not unlike pecan, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.


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