Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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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 Flora of North America Itea virginica

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Itea virginica 094-01-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Itea virginica


Stigma capitate, styles fused at anthesis and separate in fruit, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ribes glandulosum


Inflorescence a raceme of 4-15 flowers; pedicel jointed below the fruit, per Weakley's Flora.


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Grossularia rotundifolia


Green to reddish sepals, white to pinkish petals, and protruding stamens, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Grossularia echinella


Greenish flowers w 5 small petals, 5 spreading sepals, long exserted stamens, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Grossularia cynosbati


Glandular hairs on ovary become stiff spines on mature fruit; stamens 1-2mm, per Weakley's Flora.


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

The whitish or yellowish flowers are longer than wide, borne in racemes, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.


range map need picture of flower of Ribes curvatum, Granite Gooseberry
camera icon Common Name: Granite Gooseberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ribes curvatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes curvatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Grossularia curvata


range map need picture of flower of Ribes hirtellum, Northern Gooseberry
Common Name: Northern Gooseberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ribes hirtellum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ribes hirtellum

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Decumaria barbara


Small fragrant creamy-white flowers in dense terminal clusters, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


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

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950) Philadelphus inodorus var. grandiflorus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Philadelphus grandiflorus


Flowers with 4-5 white petals, stems & calyx usually glabrous, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


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

Flowers usually 3 together, each about 3cm wide, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.


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

Flowers in racemes - rather than in cymules of 3 or solitary, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Philadelphus coronarius


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

Sterile flowers absent, or if present, less than 1cm in diameter, per Weakley's Flora.


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Hydrangea arborescens var. discolor


Clusters of small fertile flowers w a few sterile flowers along outer edge, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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

Generally fairly many (2-15) sterile flowers per inflorescence, per Weakley's Flora.


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Hydrangea quercifolia


Inflorescence a panicle, more than 20 large sterile flowers borne throughout, per Weakley's Flora.


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

Petals grayish-veined; the 5 stamens separated by shorter sterile stamens, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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

Midway between petal base & apex, (9)11-17 main parallel veins; ovary white, per Weakley's Flora.


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

Midway between petal base and apex, 5-9 main parallel veins; ovary green, per Weakley's Flora.


range map need picture of flower of Astilbe biternata, Appalachian False Goatsbeard
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

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

Several short stamens growing from a ring-shaped reddish disk, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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

Five white fimbriate petals and 5-10 stamens, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Heuchera villosa var. villosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Heuchera villosa


A cup-shaped white hairy calyx, 5 minute petals, 5 long-extending stamens, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Heuchera parviflora


The tiny white flowers are in multiple branched racemes, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


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

The inflorescence is a pedunculate panicle, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


range map need picture of flower of Heuchera caroliniana, Carolina Alumroot
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?

SYNONYMOUS WITH A monograph on the genus Heuchera (Rosendahl, Butters, Lakela, 1936) Heuchera americana var. caroliniana

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Heuchera americana


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?

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Heuchera pubescens


Flowers show only a slight extension of stigmas and styles beyond petals, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.


range map need picture of flower of Heuchera aceroides, longflower alumroot, Mapleleaf Alumroot
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?

SYNONYMOUS WITH A monograph on the genus Heuchera (Rosendahl, Butters, Lakela, 1936) Heuchera longiflora var. aceroides

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Heuchera aceroides


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Heartleaf Foamflower
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Tiarella cordifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tiarella cordifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Tiarella cordifolia

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tiarella cordifolia var. cordifolia 094-12-001a

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) Tiarella cordifolia var. collina

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950) Tiarella cordifolia

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950) Tiarella wherryi


Flowers borne in a terminal raceme [thus mature from the bottom up], per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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 Flora of North America Boykinia aconitifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Boykinia aconitifolia 094-13-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Therophon aconitifolium


Flowers have 5 stamens, unlike the true Saxifrages, which have 10, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Michaux's Saxifrage, Cliff Saxifrage
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Micranthes petiolaris
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga michauxii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Micranthes petiolaris

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Saxifraga michauxii 094-14-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Hydatica petiolaris


2 narrow spatulate petals and 3 wider stalked petals spotted with yellow, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


range map need picture of flower of Micranthes species 1, Escarpment Saxifrage
camera icon Common Name: Escarpment Saxifrage
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Micranthes species 1
(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga michauxii

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America Micranthes petiolaris

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Saxifraga michauxii 094-14-001?

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Hydatica petiolaris


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Micranthes virginiensis


Stamens barely exserted. Flowers white, regular, with 5 petals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Micranthes micranthidifolia


Five oval, stalked petals, white with a yellow spot near the base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Micranthes careyana


Petals clawed or not clawed; stamens exserted, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


range map need picture of flower of Micranthes caroliniana, Carolina Saxifrage
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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Micranthes caroliniana


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

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database Deutzia crenata


Inflorescences racemes or panicles - loose, 5-50 flowered; peduncle absent, per Flora of North America.


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