Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Learn more about Nandina from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 3 (1997)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 077-03-001:
Nandina domestica FAMILY Berberidaceae
Nandina, Heavenly-bamboo, Sacred-bamboo
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March Greenville County SC
Fruit is a red berry borne in terminal clusters, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).
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June Greenville County SC
Tepals and anthers are attached at the base of the superior ovary.
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June Greenville County SC
All perianth parts caducous [falling off early]; sepals & petals intergrading, per Flora of North America.
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July Greenville County SC
Leaves pinnately decompound. Leaflets entire, glabrous, sessile or subsessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
COMPARE bipinnately or tripinnately compound leaves of shrubs
Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 3
Uncommon (rare in Mountains)
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
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
Complexly compound, with 2+ levels of pinnate and/or ternate compoundness
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control (Kaufman & Kaufman, 2007) p089
- A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests (Miller, Chambliss, & Lowenstein, 2010) p050
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast (Foote & Jones, 1989) p059
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p218
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