Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 44 taxa in the family Caprifoliaceae, Honeysuckle family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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drawing of Diervilla lonicera, Northern Bush-honeysuckle need picture of leaf or frond of Diervilla lonicera, Northern Bush-honeysuckle need picture of flower of Diervilla lonicera, Northern Bush-honeysuckle need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Diervilla lonicera, Northern Bush-honeysuckle need picture of fruit of Diervilla lonicera, Northern Bush-honeysuckle
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speaker icon Common Name: Northern Bush-honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Diervilla lonicera   FAMILY: Diervillaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Diervilla lonicera   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Diervilla lonicera 174-01-001   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it on rock outcrops & ridges at high elevations

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Diervilla sessilifolia   FAMILY: Diervillaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Diervilla sessilifolia   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Diervilla sessilifolia var. sessilifolia 174-01-002a   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it on rock outcrops, ridges, landslide scars, trail margins, other rocky open places, streambanks, at moderate to high elevations

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Hairy Southern Bush-honeysuckle, Mountain Bush-honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Diervilla rivularis   FAMILY: Diervillaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Diervilla rivularis   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Diervilla sessilifolia var. rivularis 174-01-002b   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it on rock outcrops, ridges, and streambanks at moderate to high elevations

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bell's Honeysuckle, Pretty Honeysuckle, Showy Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera ×bella   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera ×bella [morrowii × tatarica]   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lonicera ×bella 174-02-001   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, fencerows, suburban woodlands

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


drawing of Lonicera canadensis, American Fly-honeysuckle, Fly-honeysuckle need picture of leaf or frond of Lonicera canadensis, American Fly-honeysuckle, Fly-honeysuckle need picture of flower of Lonicera canadensis, American Fly-honeysuckle, Fly-honeysuckle need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Lonicera canadensis, American Fly-honeysuckle, Fly-honeysuckle need picture of fruit of Lonicera canadensis, American Fly-honeysuckle, Fly-honeysuckle
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speaker icon Common Name: American Fly-honeysuckle, Fly-honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera canadensis   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera canadensis   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lonicera canadensis 174-02-002   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in shrubby mountain bogs at high elevations, bouldery northern hardwood forests, hemlock and spruce swamps

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet-breath-of-spring, Winter Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera fragrantissima   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera fragrantissima   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lonicera fragrantissima 174-02-003   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, old house sites

Uncommon

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera japonica   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera japonica   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lonicera japonica 174-02-004   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it - it's nearly ubiquitous, esp common in Piedmont & Coastal Plain and in mesic habitats

Common

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coral Honeysuckle, Woodbine, Trumpet Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera sempervirens   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Lonicera sempervirens   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lonicera sempervirens 174-02-005   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in dry forests & woodlands, maritime forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Honeysuckle, Mountain Coral Honeysuckle, Limber Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera dioica   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera dioica   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lonicera dioica 174-02-006   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in seepages, bogs, rocky woods, shrubby mountain bogs at high elevations, rocky ridgetop thickets over amphibolite

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera flava   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera flava   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lonicera flava 174-02-007   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in soil mats around granitic domes

Uncommon (rare in GA & NC Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera maackii   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera maackii   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands, moist forests, fencerows

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare in NC-SC)

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Morrow's Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera morrowii   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera morrowii   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, old house sites, suburban woodlands

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare in GA Mountains)

Non-native: Japan

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Standish's Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera standishii   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera standishii   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, old home sites

Rare, but locally abundant & invasive in c. NC (Uwharrie National Forest)

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tatarian Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera tatarica   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera tatarica   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed forests

Uncommon

Non-native: central Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: European Fly-honeysuckle, Dwarf Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera xylosteum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera xylosteum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in suburban forests, disturbed forests

Rare

Non-native: Europe & Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coralberry, Indian Currant
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Symphoricarpos orbiculatus   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphoricarpos orbiculatus   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Symphoricarpos orbiculatus 174-03-001   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in moist to dry forests, woodlands, thickets, pastures, and old fields, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks

Common in NC & in Mountains (uncommon to rare southward)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Common Snowberry
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Symphoricarpos albus var. albus   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphoricarpos albus var. albus   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in limestone woodlands

Rare

Native: north of Carolinas & GA (original native distribution somewhat uncertain

 


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Common Name: Pacific Snowberry
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Symphoricarpos albus 174-03-X   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, sometimes in natural areas

Rare

Native: western North America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Perfoliate Horse-gentian, Perfoliate Tinker's-weed, Wild Coffee, Feverwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Triosteum perfoliatum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Triosteum perfoliatum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Triosteum perfoliatum 174-04-001   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands & forests in circumneutral soils, particularly those over mafic or calcareous rocks

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Orange-fruited Horse-gentian
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Triosteum aurantiacum var. aurantiacum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Triosteum aurantiacum var. aurantiacum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Triosteum aurantiacum 174-04-002   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands and forests in circumneutral soils, particularly those over mafic or calcareous rocks

Uncommon in SC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellowfruit Horse-gentian, Lesser Horse-gentian
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Triosteum angustifolium +   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Triosteum angustifolium   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Triosteum angustifolium 174-04-003   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Witch Hobble, Moosewood, Hobblebush, Tangle-legs
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum lantanoides   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum lantanoides   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum alnifolium 174-05-001   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in spruce-fir forests, northern hardwood forests, boulderfields, primarily over 1000m in elevation

Common (rare in GA)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Northern Wild Raisin, Withe-rod, Shonny Haw, Shawnee Haw
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum cassinoides   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum cassinoides 174-05-002   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, moist forests, high elevation forests & outcrops

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains, rare in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nannyberry, Sheepberry
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viburnum lentago   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum lentago   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum lentago 174-05-002?   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in shrubby stream-bottoms, other wetlands and wetland margins

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Wild Raisin, Possumhaw Viburnum, Swamp Viburnum, Swamp-haw
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum nudum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum nudum var. nudum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum nudum 174-05-003   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, blackwater floodplains, seepages

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blackhaw, Nannyberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum prunifolium   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum prunifolium   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum prunifolium 174-05-004   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in alluvial forests, other mesic forests

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Black Haw, Rusty Haw
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum rufidulum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum rufidulum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum rufidulum 174-05-005   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, dry-mesic woodlands & forests, esp common over mafic rocks (but not at all restricted to such sites)

Common (uncommon in Mountains of GA & NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Small-leaf Virburnum, Walter's Viburnum
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum obovatum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum obovatum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum obovatum 174-05-006   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in alluvial forests

Common

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Downy Arrowwood
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum rafinesqueanum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS National Database: Viburnum rafinesquianum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum rafinesquianum 174-05-007   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in dry-mesic to dry woodlands & forests, esp common over mafic rocks (but not at all restricted to such sites)

Common in NC Piedmont, rare in GA

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Arrowwood
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum dentatum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Viburnum dentatum var. dentatum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum dentatum var. dentatum 174-05-008a   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, streambanks, swamps, other moist places

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains, rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Arrowwood
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum carolinianum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Viburnum dentatum var. dentatum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum dentatum var. dentatum 174-05-008a?   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in moist to dry forests, rock outcrops, streambanks

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Southern Arrowwood
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum scabrellum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Viburnum dentatum var. dentatum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum dentatum var. dentatum 174-05-008a?   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it on streambanks, in marshes, swamps, other moist sites

Common, endemic to the Coastal Plain

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Arrowwood, Northern Arrowwood
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum recognitum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum recognitum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum dentatum var. lucidum 174-05-008b   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, moist forests, streambanks

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mapleleaf Viburnum, Maple-leaved Arrowwood, Dockmackie
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum acerifolium   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum acerifolium   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum acerifolium 174-05-009   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in mesic to dry forests & woodlands

Common (rare in Coastal Plain south of VA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Limerock Arrowwood
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum bracteatum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Viburnum bracteatum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in calcareous forests & woodlands

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Highbush-cranberry, Cranberry Tree, American Cranberry-bush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum opulus var. americanum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum opulus var. americanum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in wet forests, along streams

Rare

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Linden Viburnum
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum dilatatum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum dilatatum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wayfaring Tree
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum lantana   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum lantana   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it . It's widely planted, sometimes escaped or persistent

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Guelder-rose Viburnum, Snowball
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum opulus var. opulus   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum opulus var. opulus   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it . It's commonly cultivated, and rarely persistent or escaping

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Japanese Snowball Viburnum, Doublefile Viburnum
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum plicatum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum plicatum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Rare

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Siebold's Viburnum
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum sieboldii   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum sieboldii   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in suburban forests. It's commonly planted horticulturally

Non-native: Japan

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Elderberry, American Elder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sambucus canadensis   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sambucus canadensis 174-06-001   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it on streambanks, in thickets, moist forests, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Red Elderberry, Red-berried Elder, Eastern Red Elderberry
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Sambucus racemosa var. pubens   FAMILY: Adoxaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sambucus pubens 174-06-002   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in spruce-fir and northern hardwood forests, especially typical on boulderfield, talus, and other rocky situations, primarily at high elevations in the Mountains, though sometimes descending to low elevations

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Abelia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Abelia ×grandiflora   FAMILY: Linnaeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Abelia ×grandiflora [chinensis × uniflora]   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in suburban thickets. It is commonly planted, sometimes persistent or rarely weakly naturalizing

Rare

Non-native: the parent species are native to China

 


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