Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


893

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious
Has translucent to milky-white latex (milky sap not always evident in winter)

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common, naturalized from extensive planting

Look for it in fields, hedgerows, forests, 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:

Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish-green
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 calyx lobes or sepals
4 stamens in staminate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Fall
Multiple of nutlets

 

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



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Maclura pomifera   FAMILY Moraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Maclura pomifera   FAMILY Moraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 057-03-001:
Maclura pomifera   FAMILY Moraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Toxylon pomiferum

 

COMMON NAME:
Osage-orange, Hedge-apple, Bow-wood