Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4148

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: Australia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in wetlands, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

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

SC Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Nuisance Species List, 2003
SC List of Regulated Pest Plant Species, 2017
USDA Federal Noxious Weed List, 093014

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have short petioles.

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Unisexual
Numerous stamens
Flowers in showy 1-3" bottlebrush-like spikes at branch tips

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Melaleuca quinquenervia   FAMILY Myrtaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melaleuca quinquenervia   FAMILY Myrtaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Melaleuca leucadendra

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Myrtaceae in the southeastern US (Wilson, 1960)
Melaleuca leucodendron

 

COMMON NAME:
Paperbark Tree , Meleleuca, Punktree


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image of Melaleuca quinquenervia

W.D. Brush / USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_mele_002_lvp