Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it in moist forests & thickets, esp along the banks of small streams, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx with cup-shaped tube
5 petals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Saxifragales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Itea virginica   FAMILY Iteaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Itea virginica   FAMILY Grossulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-01-001:
Itea virginica   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Itea virginica

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Itea virginica

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Sweetspire, Virginia-willow