Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


966

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: China
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Mountains, rare in NC Coastal Plain)

Look for it in forests and woodlands in suburban areas, commonly planted, increasingly escaping and naturalizing, 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
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
SC Native Plant Society
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnately decompound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Cream
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
3 sepals
3 petals
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Fall
Red
Berry

 

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



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Nandina domestica   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nandina domestica   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 077-03-001:
Nandina domestica   FAMILY Berberidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo, Sacred-bamboo


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JK Marlow    jkm0301b_05

January    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170103_064

January    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm160311_215

March    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm160311_219

March    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170527_576

May    Abbeville County    SC

In cultivation

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JK Marlow    jkm170527_579

May    Abbeville County    SC

In cultivation

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JK Marlow    jkm080612_006

June    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm080612_009

June    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm080612_013

June    Greenville County    SC

All perianth parts caducous [falling off early]; sepals & petals intergrading, per Flora of North America.

image of Nandina domestica

JK Marlow    jkm080612_014

June    Greenville County    SC

Tepals and anthers are attached at the base of the superior ovary.

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JK Marlow    jkm080612_016

June    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm060727_003

July    Greenville County    SC

Parking lot

Leaves pinnately decompound. Leaflets entire, glabrous, sessile or subsessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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