Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


782

Tree
Perennial

Non-native: China

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, frequently planted & rarely escaped

Look for it in disturbed areas, on roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
1- or 2-pinnately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
Functionally unisexual
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Koelreuteria paniculata   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Koelreuteria paniculata   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 117-02-001:
Koelreuteria paniculata   FAMILY Sapindaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Golden Rain-tree


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image of Koelreuteria paniculata, Golden Rain-tree

JK Marlow    jkm200505_4652

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Koelreuteria paniculata, Golden Rain-tree

JK Marlow    jkm200602_5602

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Apparently a neighbor has a Golden Raintree: over 40 seedlings pulled up...

image of Koelreuteria paniculata, Golden Rain-tree

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_k_paniculata_7275

June    Catawba County    NC

Dense tree of regular rounded outline, sparingly branched, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Koelreuteria paniculata, Golden Rain-tree

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_k_paniculata_7278

June    Catawba County    NC

Half-inch yellow flowers borne in a 12-15" wide and loose panicle, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Koelreuteria paniculata, Golden Rain-tree

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_k_paniculata_7278b

June    Catawba County    NC

Lvs pinnate (rarely bipinnate in part), leaflets coarsely crenate to lobulate, per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE pinnately compound leaves of trees

image of Koelreuteria paniculata, Golden Rain-tree

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_k_paniculata_7279

June    Catawba County    NC