Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3779

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in coastal marsh hammocks, shell middens, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnately compound (even or odd): 6-14 leaflets
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brownish-orange
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 marginatus   FAMILY Sapindaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sapindus saponaria var. saponaria   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 117-03-001:
Sapindus marginatus   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sapindus marginatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Soapberry