Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


901

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in pocosins, bay forests, & swamps in Coastal Plain, streamhead pocosins, swamps, & sandhill seeps in the Sandhills, bogs & peaty swamps in Piedmont (& Mountains, in the case of var. australis), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen or Semi-evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
6-12 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Aggregate of follicles

 

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

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

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Magnolia virginiana   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 080-02-001:
Magnolia virginiana   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweetbay, Sweetbay Magnolia, Swampbay