Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


585

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in peaty bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
4 stamens, usually
Superior ovary
Flowers in catkins

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Green
Nutlet

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Myrica gale   FAMILY Myricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Myrica gale   FAMILY Myricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 052-02-001:
Gale palustris   FAMILY Myricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Myrica gale

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Myrica gale

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweet Gale