Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 39 taxa.

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

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Sweetspire, Virginia-willow
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Itea virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Itea virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Itea virginica 094-01-001

 

Look for it in moist forests & thickets, esp along the banks of small streams

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Skunk Currant, Mountain Currant
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ribes glandulosum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes glandulosum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ribes glandulosum 094-02-001

 

Look for it in periglacial boulderfields, high elevation seeps, spruce-fir forests

Uncommon, but locally abundant

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Roundleaf Gooseberry, Appalachian Gooseberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ribes rotundifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes rotundifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ribes rotundifolium 094-02-002

 

Look for it on moist slopes, balds, boulderfields, rocky forests, mostly at high elevations south of VA

Common in NC, rare in SC, endemic to the Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Miccosukee Gooseberry, Spiny Gooseberry, Florida Gooseberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ribes echinellum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes echinellum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ribes echinellum 094-02-003

 

Look for it in mesic, nutrient-rich forests

Rare, known only from McCormick Co, SC, and Jefferson Co, FL

Native to South Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Prickly Gooseberry, Dogberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ribes cynosbati
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes cynosbati
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ribes cynosbati 094-02-004

 

Look for it in moist slopes, periglacial boulderfields, grassy balds, mostly at high elevations

Common

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild Black Currant, American Black Currant
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ribes americanum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes americanum

 

Look for it in moist forests, marl marshes

Rare

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Granite Gooseberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ribes curvatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes curvatum

 

Look for it in rocky upland forests

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: Northern Gooseberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ribes hirtellum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes hirtellum

 

Look for it in rocky forests

Native north of the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Bristly Black Currant, Spiny Swamp Currant
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ribes lacustre
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes lacustre

 

Look for it in forests, acid swamps

Native north of the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Hydrangea barbara
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Decumaria barbara
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Decumaria barbara 094-03-001

 

Look for it in swamp forests and bottomlands, moist forests in the mountains

Common (rare in Mountains) (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Mock-orange, Scentless Mock-orange
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Philadelphus inodorus
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Philadelphus inodorus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Philadelphus inodorus 094-04-001

 

Look for it in rich forests & woodlands, rocky bluffs over mafic or calcareous rocks, & also cultivated & persistent

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Mock-orange, Cumberland Mock-orange
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Philadelphus hirsutus
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Philadelphus hirsutus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Philadelphus hirsutus 094-04-002

 

Look for it on bluffs, rock outcrops, in rocky woodlands, often with seepage, over mafic or calcareous rocks

Common in GA Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Ozark Mock-orange, Hairy Mock-orange
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Philadelphus pubescens
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Philadelphus pubescens +

 

Look for it on limestone bluffs

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: European Mock-orange, Sweet Mock-orange
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Philadelphus coronarius
(?) PLANTS National Database: Philadelphus coronarius

 

Look for it . It is cultivated (though more so in the past than now), and can be found escaped or persisting around old homesites

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Hydrangea, Sevenbark
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrangea arborescens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrangea arborescens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrangea arborescens ssp. arborescens 094-05-001a

 

Look for it in forests, esp around rock outcrops & along streambanks

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ashy Hydrangea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrangea cinerea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrangea cinerea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrangea arborescens ssp. discolor 094-05-001b

 

Look for it in rocky forests & rock outcrops, roadbanks, perhaps strictly or mostly associated with mafic or calcareous rocks

Uncommon in GA & NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Snowy Hydrangea, Silverleaf Hydrangea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrangea radiata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrangea radiata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrangea arborescens ssp. radiata 094-05-001c

 

Look for it in rocky forests & rock outcrops, often common & conspicuous on roadbanks

Common (rare in NC Piedmont), endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Oakleaf Hydrangea
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Hydrangea quercifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrangea quercifolia

 

Look for it - it's native in hammocks, moist forests, and also found in disturbed areas, thickets or forests adjacent to urban or suburban areas

Uncommon in GA (rare or only waifs in NC-SC)

Native to Georgia & possibly South Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Kidneyleaf Grass-of-Parnassus, Appalachian Grass-of-Parnassus, Brook Parnassia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Parnassia asarifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Parnassia asarifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Parnassia asarifolia 094-06-001

 

Look for it in bogs, sphagnous seeps, brookbanks, generally in more acidic habitats than P. grandifolia, up to elevations over 1800m

Uncommon (rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Grass-of-Parnassus, Savanna Parnassia, Eyebright
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Parnassia caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Parnassia caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Parnassia caroliniana 094-06-002

 

Look for it in wet longleaf pine, pond pine, or pond cypress savannas (esp but not strictly where shallowly underlain by coquina limestone), sandhill seepage bogs

Rare

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bigleaf Grass-of-Parnassus, Limeseep Parnassia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Parnassia grandifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Parnassia grandifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Parnassia grandifolia 094-06-003

 

Look for it in fens, gravelly seepages, pineland seepage bogs and ecotones, primarily or solely over calcareous, mafic, or ultramafic rocks, in the outer Coastal Plain in seepage over marl on nearly vertical river bluffs on the Cape Fear River (NC) and in pineland seepage bogs

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian False Goatsbeard
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Astilbe biternata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Astilbe biternata
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Astilbe biternata 094-07-001

 

Look for it in cove forests, on seepage slopes

Common in Carolina Mtns, uncommon in GA Mtns, rare elsewhere (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Golden-saxifrage, Water-carpet, Water-mat
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chrysosplenium americanum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chrysosplenium americanum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chrysosplenium americanum 094-08-001

 

Look for it in shallow seepage in shade

Uncommon in NC-SC, rare in GA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Two-leaved Miterwort, Bishop's Cap
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Mitella diphylla
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mitella diphylla
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Mitella diphylla 094-10-001

 

Look for it in moist rich forests, esp in the Mountains, and esp rocky

Common in NC, rare in GA-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot, Crag-jangle
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Heuchera villosa
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Heuchera villosa var. villosa
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heuchera villosa 094-11-001

 

Look for it in crevices of rock outcrops, or in thin soil over boulders, a characteristic component of the flora of high elevation cliffs and summits (to at least 1920 m), not particular about the rock type, occurring on a wide range of rock types in our area, including felsic gneisses and schists, mafic gneisses, granites, quartzites, and others, probably the most acidophilic of our taxa of Heuchera

Common (rare in GA-SC Piedmont), primarily endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Littleflower Alumroot, Cave Alumroot, Cumberland Grotto Alumroot, Small-flower Alumroot
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Heuchera parviflora var. parviflora
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Heuchera parviflora var. parviflora
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heuchera parviflora 094-11-002

 

Look for it in shaded cliff bases, usually under overhangs, on grotto floors, behind waterfalls where humidity is high but not in the spray zone, in rockhouses of the Cumberland Plateau, nearly always in deeply shaded situations where little or no direct sunlight falls

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Alumroot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Heuchera americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Heuchera americana var. americana
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heuchera americana 094-11-003

 

Look for it in rocky forests, rock outcrops, particularly where soils are subacidic to circumneutral

Common (uncommon to rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Carolina Alumroot
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Heuchera caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Heuchera caroliniana
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heuchera americana 094-11-003?

 

Look for it in rocky forests, rock outcrops, particularly where soils are subacidic to circumneutral, replacing H. americana in much of the upper Piedmont

Uncommon (endemic to Piedmont of sc VA, NC, & sc SC)

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Marbled Alumroot, Downy Alumroot
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Heuchera pubescens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Heuchera pubescens
(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heuchera pubescens 094-11-004?

 

Look for it in rocky forests, rock outcrops, particularly where soils are subacidic or circumneutral

Rare (an endemic)

Native to North & possibly South Carolina

 


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Common Name: longflower alumroot, Mapleleaf Alumroot
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Heuchera aceroides
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Heuchera longiflora
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heuchera longiflora var. aceroides 094-11-005?

 

Look for it on shaded calcareous or basic cliffs

Rare (an endemic)

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Heartleaf Foamflower
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Tiarella cordifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tiarella cordifolia
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tiarella cordifolia var. cordifolia 094-12-001a

 

Look for it in moist forests, cove forests, rock outcrops, well-drained bottomland forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Brook-saxifrage, Eastern Boykinia, Allegheny Brookfoam, Aconite-saxifrage
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Boykinia aconitifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boykinia aconitifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Boykinia aconitifolia 094-13-001

 

Look for it on streambanks, riverbanks, in crevices in spray cliffs around waterfalls, seepages

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere (endemic to the Southern Appalachians)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Michaux's Saxifrage, Cliff Saxifrage
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Micranthes petiolaris var. petiolaris
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga michauxii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Saxifraga michauxii 094-14-001

 

Look for it in crevices in exposed rock outcrops at high elevations, other rock outcrops (moist to rather dry), periglacial boulderfields, rocky seeps

Common, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Escarpment Saxifrage, Shealy's Saxifrage
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Micranthes petiolaris var. shealyi
(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga michauxii
(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Saxifraga michauxii 094-14-001?

 

Look for it in moist seepage over rock, at low elevations (2000-3000 feet)

Rare, endemic to SC's Pickens County, so far as is known

Native to South & possibly North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Early Saxifrage
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Micranthes virginiensis
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga virginiensis var. virginiensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Saxifraga virginiensis 094-14-003

 

Look for it on rock outcrops, moist alluvial & slope forests, streambanks, riverbanks

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Brook Lettuce, Mountain Lettuce, Branch Lettuce, Lettuceleaf Saxifrage
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Micranthes micranthidifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga micranthidifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Saxifraga micranthidifolia 094-14-004

 

Look for it in wet soils of seepages, in the beds of high elevation brooks, brookbanks, rocky seepages

Common, endemic to the Central & Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carey's Saxifrage
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Micranthes careyana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga careyana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Saxifraga careyana 094-14-005

 

Look for it on moist rock outcrops & cliffs, often under overhangs, often in moist soil at the base of a vertical or overhanging rock outcrop

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Carolina Saxifrage
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Micranthes caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Saxifraga caroliniana 094-14-006

 

Look for it on moist soil outcrops & cliffs, often under overhangs, often in moist soil at the base of a vertical or overhanging rock outcrop

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Deutzia, Pride-of-Rochester, Fuzzy Pride-of-Rochester
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Deutzia scabra
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Deutzia scabra

 

Look for it to be persistent around old homesites and escaping to adjacent woodlands

Rare

Non-native: Japan & China

 


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"Traditional monographic taxonomy, with descriptions of taxa, keys to facilitate their identification, distribution maps, and assessments of habitat and relative abundance or rarity, has become increasingly rare." — Alan Weakley