Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to Georgia (& Aiken Co, SC, where considered extirpated)
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare, endemic to e. GA & s. SC

Look for it in xeric sandy ridges, sandhills, river bluffs; serpentine woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
4 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Elliottia racemosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Elliottia racemosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Georgia Plume, Southern-plume, Elliottia


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image of Elliottia racemosa

JK Marlow    jkm130407_034

April    Columbia County    GA

Bark pale gray, thin, lightly furrowed whe young, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Elliottia racemosa

JK Marlow    jkm130407_035

April    Columbia County    GA

image of Elliottia racemosa

JK Marlow    jkm130407_036

April    Columbia County    GA

image of Elliottia racemosa

JK Marlow    jkm130407_040

April    Columbia County    GA

image of Elliottia racemosa

JK Marlow    jkm130407_069

April    Columbia County    GA

Bark somewhat similar to Sourwood but older trees not as deeply furrowed, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.