Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


573

Shrub
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Look for it in wet savannas, pocosins, & pocosin margins, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual? Mostly unisexual?
Radially symmetrical
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Saxifragales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Fothergilla gardenii   FAMILY Hamamelidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fothergilla gardenii   FAMILY Hamamelidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 095-03-001:
Fothergilla gardenii   FAMILY Hamamelidaceae

GREATER THAN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Fothergilla gardeni

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Witch-alder, Dwarf Witch-alder, Small Witch-alder, Fothergilla