Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


577

Tree
Perennial

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

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
5 petals
Numerous stamens, adnate to the petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Franklinia alatamaha   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Franklinia alatamaha   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Franklinia alatamaha

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gordonia alatamaha

 

COMMON NAME:
Franklinia, Franklin Tree, Lost Gordonia