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
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Hamamelis virginiana
INCLUDED WITHIN 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

INCLUDING & 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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"The following chronological synopsis of flora accounts of Microstegium is perhaps instructive: not treated by Small (1933), 'local' (Fernald 1950), 'rarely introduced and possibly not established' (Gleason & Cronquist 1952), 'sporadically naturalized' (Godfrey & Wooten 1979), 'a rapidly spreading pernicious invader on moist ground, too common' (Wofford 1989)... This species has become a very serious pest, now ranking as one of the most destructive introduced plants in our area, forming extensive and dense patches, sprawling over and eliminating nearly all other herbaceous plants. Eradication is very difficult, and considering its obvious colonizing abilities, only temporary." — Alan Weakley, Weakley's Flora