Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


976

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious or Polygamo-dioecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common (rare in SC), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in river swamps and wet forests with peaty soils, also in upland depression ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
5 sepals
5-10 petals or petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Cornales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY Nyssaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 141-01-003:
Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY Nyssaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Ogeechee Tupelo, Ogeechee Lime, Ogeechee Plum