Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH 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
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Habitat speculative, probably dry sandy ridges, near the mouth of the Altamaha River; believed to be extinct in the wild, per Weakley's Flora
Native to Georgia
Historically in GA, but not recently seen
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Numerous stamens, adnate to the petals
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Landscaping with Native Trees (Sternberg & Wilson, 1995) p119
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast (Foote & Jones, 1989) p095
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide (Kirkman, Brown, & Leopold, 2007) p327
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia (Chafin, 2007) p381
- Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988) p309
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p144
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region (Sorrie, 2011) p241
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