Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


962

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

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

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in pocosins, wet savannas and pine flatwoods, sandhill seepage bogs, and other peaty or sandy-peaty wetlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
More or less evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
Superior ovary
Flowers in catkins

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown coated with white wax
Drupe-like

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Morella caroliniensis   FAMILY Myricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Morella caroliniensis   FAMILY Myricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 052-03-003:
Myrica heterophylla   FAMILY Myricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Myrica heterophylla

 

COMMON NAME:
Pocossin Bayberry, Evergreen Bayberry, Swamp Candleberry, Southern Bayberry