Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweetgum
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liquidambar styraciflua
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liquidambar styraciflua
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Liquidambar styraciflua 095-01-001


Sweetgum trees don't begin to flower until at least 20 years old, per Teaching the Trees by Joan Maloof.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Witch-hazel, Northern Witch-hazel
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hamamelis virginiana var. virginiana
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Hamamelis virginiana
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Hamamelis virginiana 095-02-001


Four yellow, thread-like, twisted petals about 1" long, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Vernal Witch-hazel, Ozark Witch-hazel, Springtime Witch-hazel
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -
PLANTS National Database: Hamamelis vernalis


Flowering Dec-Mar. Calyx oft deep purple adaxially; petals reddish to yellow, per Flora of North America.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Witch-alder, Dwarf Witch-alder, Small Witch-alder, Fothergilla
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Fothergilla gardenii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fothergilla gardenii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Fothergilla gardenii 095-03-001
GREATER THAN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Fothergilla gardeni

1-2" spikes of white stamens & yellow anthers form little bottlebrushes, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Large Witch-alder, Mountain Witch-alder, Fothergilla
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Fothergilla major
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fothergilla major
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Fothergilla major 095-03-002


Flowers with white stamens, no petals, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


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"Without natural predators to limit their growth, exotic pest plants compete sucessfully with native plant species that have developed a balanced relationship with local predators and pests. They can degrade entire ecosystems by altering natural levels of light, moisture, and soil nutrients, rendering natural areas uninhabitable for native plants as well as animals that depend on native vegetation for food and shelter." — Linda Chafin, Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia