Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


390

Shrub
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Look for it in rocky woodlands, mesic to rich forests & thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Perianth absent or small
4 stamens, each with two anthers, in staminate flowers
Inferior ovary
Staminate flowers in catkins

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Nut

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Corylus americana   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Corylus americana   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 054-02-002:
Corylus americana   FAMILY Betulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Hazelnut, American Filbert