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

map
To see a detailed map, click here


Invasive?

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

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnately or bipinnately 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


Click or hover over the thumbnails to see larger pictures.

image of Koelreuteria paniculata

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

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

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.

image of Koelreuteria paniculata

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_k_paniculata_7279

June    Catawba County    NC