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

Rare

Look for it in very rich forests, on slopes or bottomlands, limited to calcareous or mafic rocks such as limestone, calcareous siltstone, calcareous shale, gabbro, or amphibolite, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish
Calyx tube unlobed
Petals inconspicuous
8 stamens, of varying lengths
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary clusters

FRUIT:
Summer
Reddish/ Purple/ Greenish
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Dirca palustris   FAMILY Thymelaeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dirca palustris   FAMILY Thymelaeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 133-01-001:
Dirca palustris   FAMILY Thymelaeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Dirca palustris

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Leatherwood, Leatherbark, Wicopee, Rope-bark