Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


895

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native: Florida
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare, endemic to the FL Panhandle

Look for it in moist to wet hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate, crowded at branch tips & appearing whorled ("umbrella-like")

FLOWER:
Spring
Creamy-white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
6-12 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Aggregate of follicles

 

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



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Magnolia ashei   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Magnolia ashei   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003)
Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei

 

COMMON NAME:
Ashe's Magnolia


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JK Marlow    jkm160217_024

February    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Terminal buds with white to gray-silky hairs, often 25mm+, with pointed tip, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Sam Pratt    sbp_20140428_122229

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

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Ron Lance    rwl895_a

May        

Looks similar to M. macrophylla, but w a shrublike habit & narrower fruit, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

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Sam Pratt    sbp_20140509_143343

May    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Flowers even as a young plant, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

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Sam Pratt    sbp_20140509_143405

May    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Flowers are 6-12" across, purple-stained at base, with a pleasing fragrance, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

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Sam Pratt    sbp_20140509_143417

May    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation