OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Santalales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Nestronia umbellula   FAMILY Santalaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nestronia umbellula   FAMILY Santalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 060-02-001:
Nestronia umbellula   FAMILY Santalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Nestronia umbellula

 

COMMON NAME:
Nestronia, Conjurer's-nut, Leechbush


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image of Nestronia umbellula, Nestronia, Conjurer's-nut, Leechbush

JK Marlow    jkm120415_047

April    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

Many populations consist of all male or all female plants, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Nestronia umbellula, Nestronia, Conjurer's-nut, Leechbush

JK Marlow    jkm120415_050

April    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

Small greenish flowers w 4-5 petal-like sepals. Male flowers are in umbels, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Nestronia umbellula, Nestronia, Conjurer's-nut, Leechbush

JK Marlow    jkm120415_053

April    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

Resembling an opposite-leaved lowbush blueberry, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Nestronia umbellula, Nestronia, Conjurer's-nut, Leechbush

JK Marlow    jkm120415_057

April    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

Leaves opposite, broad-bladed, 3-6cm long, acute or acuminate, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Nestronia umbellula, Nestronia, Conjurer's-nut, Leechbush

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmnestronia_flwrktsp

April        

Female flowers are borne singly in the axils of leaves, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Nestronia umbellula, Nestronia, Conjurer's-nut, Leechbush

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmnestronia_pc1

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

image of Nestronia umbellula, Nestronia, Conjurer's-nut, Leechbush

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmnestronia_pc3

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Nestronia umbellula   FAMILY Santalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nestronia umbellula   FAMILY Santalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 060-02-001:
Nestronia umbellula   FAMILY Santalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Nestronia umbellula

 

Find by scientific name:

968

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare (an endemic)

Habitat: Relatively mesic sites in sandhills in the upper Coastal Plain, mesic to dry Piedmont and montane oak forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
4-5 sepals
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer
Drupe

 

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