Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


848

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it in swamp forests, floodplains, moist forests, depressional wetlands, old fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Liquidambar styraciflua   FAMILY Altingiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liquidambar styraciflua   FAMILY Hamamelidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 095-01-001:
Liquidambar styraciflua   FAMILY Hamamelidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweetgum