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 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


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmfmajor_clems1

April    Pickens County    SC

Clemson University

Flowers with white stamens, no petals, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

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JK Marlow    jkm0305zc_13

May    Buncombe County    NC

Botanical Gardens at Asheville

Lf lobed or coarsely toothed near tip, or entire; base rounded or ~ cordate, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Hazel Alder, Hazelnut, Witch Hazel and Witch-alder

image of Fothergilla major

JK Marlow    jkm0405i_13

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Fothergilla major

JK Marlow    jkm160502_030

May    Transylvania County    NC

In cultivation

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JK Marlow    jkm160504_470

May    Jackson County    NC

Pulley Park

image of Fothergilla major

JK Marlow    jkm0511c_04

November    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Fothergilla major

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmfmajor_occ1

Month Unknown    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park