Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3822

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

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

Look for it in suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 7-13 leaflets
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-green
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5(-8) sepals, connate at base
5(-8) petals
5(-7) stamens
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black or purplish-black
Drupaceous berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Phellodendron amurense   FAMILY Rutaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phellodendron amurense   FAMILY Rutaceae

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Phellodendron japonicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Cork-tree, Amur Cork-tree, Japanese Cork-tree