Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it on rock outcrops, ridges, landslide scars, trail margins, other rocky open places, streambanks, at moderate to high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 exserted stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Diervilla sessilifolia   FAMILY Diervillaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Diervilla sessilifolia   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 174-01-002a:
Diervilla sessilifolia var. sessilifolia   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle