Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


574

Shrub
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in dry ridgetop forests of middle elevation ridges in the mountains, esp along the Blue Ridge Escarpment, summits & upper slopes of Piedmont monadnocks, north-facing bluffs in lower Piedmont, per Weakley's Flora

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

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 major   FAMILY Hamamelidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fothergilla major   FAMILY Hamamelidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 095-03-002:
Fothergilla major   FAMILY Hamamelidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Large Witch-alder, Mountain Witch-alder, Fothergilla