Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


624

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in pocosins, bayheads, acidic, organic-rich swamp forests, wet pine savannas, bay forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
5 persistent sepals
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 (11/30/12):
Gordonia lasianthus   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gordonia lasianthus   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 124-02-001:
Gordonia lasianthus   FAMILY Theaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Loblolly Bay, Gordonia


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gola_001_lvd

        

image of Gordonia lasianthus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_gola_002_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_g_lasianthus_74867

June    St. Johns County    FL

Fourmile Swamp

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Keith Bradley    kab_g_lasianthus_74877

June    St. Johns County    FL

Fourmile Swamp

image of Gordonia lasianthus

Keith Bradley    kab_g_lasianthus_74881

June    St. Johns County    FL

Fourmile Swamp

image of Gordonia lasianthus

Keith Bradley    kab_g_lasianthus_74883

June    St. Johns County    FL

Fourmile Swamp

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmglasinianthu_sebring2

June    Polk County    FL

Leaves glabrous, dark green, with blunt appressed teeth, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Gordonia lasianthus

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_lasianthus_8

July        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_gordonia_lasianthus4b

July        

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John B. Nelson    jbn_7762085352_06e1d987c6

August        

The petals are minutely fringed. Has anybody noticed that?. — John Nelson

image of Gordonia lasianthus

John B. Nelson    jbn_7762085352_1c11cd7d1c

August        

Flowers about 3" across with a ringed mass of bright yellow stamens, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Gordonia lasianthus

Keith Bradley    kab_g_lasianthus_9593

December    Marion County    SC

Little Pee Dee Heritage Preserve

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmglasinianthus_wl2

Month Unknown