Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


924

Tree
Perennial

Non-native: southeast Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in disturbed areas, abandoned rural yards and fields (commonly cultivated and commonly escaped), per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Bipinnately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Pinkish-lavender
Bisexual
5 sepals
5 petals
Stamens monadelphous

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Greenish-yellow/Yellowish-tan
Drupe

 

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



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Melia azedarach   FAMILY Meliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melia azedarach   FAMILY Meliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 105-01-001:
Melia azedarach   FAMILY Meliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Chinaberry, Pride-of-India