Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


843

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious or Polygamo-dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Look for it in rich alluvial forests, mesic forests on slopes with circumneutral soils, bottomlands, swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
6 deciduous tepals
9 fertile stamens on staminate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Laurales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lindera benzoin   FAMILY Lauraceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lindera benzoin var. benzoin   FAMILY Lauraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 084-04-001:
Lindera benzoin   FAMILY Lauraceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database:
Lindera benzoin var. pubescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Spicebush, Wild Allspice