Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Franklinia, Franklin Tree, Lost Gordonia
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August Buncombe County NC
Extinct in its native range - known only in cultivation
Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -
Rare (an endemic) (believed to be extinct in the wild)
Look for it - its habitat is speculated to be dry sandy ridges, near the mouth of the Altamaha River, per Weakley's Flora
Numerous stamens, adnate to the petals
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Landscaping with Native Trees p119
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast p095
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide p327
- Trees of the Southeastern United States p309
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p144
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region p241