Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


894

Tree
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in mesic to subxeric forests, esp (but by no means strictly) over mafic or calcareous rocks, up to at least 1550m (where growing with Betula alleghaniensis, Abies fraseri, Picea rubens, and Sorbus americana), ultramafic outcrop barrens (where codominant with Pinus rigida and Quercus alba), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow/ Yellowish-green
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
6-12 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Aggregate of follicles

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Magnolia acuminata var. acuminata   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Magnolia acuminata   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 080-02-007:
Magnolia acuminata   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cucumber-tree, Cucumber Magnolia