Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: River Cane, Giant Cane
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arundinaria gigantea
(?) PLANTS National Database: Arundinaria gigantea
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Arundinaria gigantea 029-01-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Arundinaria gigantea ssp. gigantea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Arundinaria gigantea


Its flowering and subsequent death reported to be at 30-40 year intervals, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Black Willow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Salix nigra
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Salix nigra
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Salix nigra 051-01-007

Catkins appear in early spring as leaves emerge, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tag Alder, Hazel Alder, Smooth Alder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Alnus serrulata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Alnus serrulata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Alnus serrulata 054-01-002

Male catkins longer than female catkins, pendent, each one stalked, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Georgia Hackberry, Dwarf Hackberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Celtis tenuifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Celtis tenuifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Celtis occidentalis var. georgiana 056-03-002b

GREATER THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950) Celtis tenuifolia var. georgiana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Celtis georgiana


Pistillate flowers in axils of emerging leaves toward twig tips, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Paper Mulberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Broussonetia papyrifera
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Broussonetia papyrifera
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Broussonetia papyrifera 057-01-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Papyrius papyriferus


Male flowers in catkins similar to those of Morus, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Leatherleaf Mahonia, Chinese Mahonia, Holly-grape
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Berberis bealei
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mahonia bealei
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Mahonia bealei 077-02-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Berberis bealei


Axillary racemes of bright yellow flowers, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo, Sacred-bamboo
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Nandina domestica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nandina domestica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Nandina domestica 077-03-001

All perianth parts caducous [falling off early]; sepals & petals intergrading, per Flora of North America.


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 (1968): Itea virginica 094-01-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Itea virginica

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: Appalachian Mock-orange
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Philadelphus inodorus
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Philadelphus inodorus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Philadelphus inodorus 094-04-001

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

GREATER THAN 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: 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 Common Name: European Blackberry, Himalaya-berry, Himalayan Blackberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rubus bifrons
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rubus bifrons
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Rubus bifrons 097-05-005

GREATER THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950) Rubus procerus

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Rubus linkianus


Petals pale pink to red, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Southern Blackberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rubus pensilvanicus
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Rubus argutus
GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Rubus argutus 097-05-009

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database Rubus pensilvanicus

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968) Rubus betulifolius


Flowers about 1" wide, the petals longer than the sepals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon Common Name: Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rubus trivialis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rubus trivialis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Rubus trivialis 097-05-014

Pedicels 2.5cm or more long. Petals 1.5-2.5cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Multiflora Rose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rosa multiflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rosa multiflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Rosa multiflora 097-11-003

Flowers numerous in corymb, 1.5-4cm in diameter, per Flora of China.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Rose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rosa palustris
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Rosa palustris
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Rosa palustris 097-11-011

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database Rosa obtusiuscula


Swamp Rose and Carolina Rose have almost identical flowers, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Flowering Ninebark, Eastern Ninebark
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Physocarpus opulifolius 097-16-001

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Opulaster opulifolius


Terminal, often dense, rounded clusters of flowers, the petals round, 5-7mm, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


camera icon Common Name: Taiwanese Redtip
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Photinia serratifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Photinia serratifolia

Each flower 1/3" wide, with an odor quite offensive , per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Batesburg hawthorn
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Crataegus munda
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Crataegus munda
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Crataegus flava 097-20-002?

SYNONYMOUS WITH Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US (Lance, 2014) Crataegus munda

GREATER THAN Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913) Crataegus geniculata


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Downy Serviceberry, Sarvisberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Amelanchier arborea
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Amelanchier arborea var. arborea
GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Amelanchier arborea var. arborea 097-21-001a

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Amelanchier arborea var. alabamensis

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Amelanchier alabamensis


Flowers appear before the leaves, borne in showy racemes near twig ends, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bicolor Lespedeza, Bicolor, Shrubby Lespedeza
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lespedeza bicolor
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lespedeza bicolor
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Lespedeza bicolor 098-27-005

Flowers pea-type, rosy-purple to white (bicolor), per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Poison Ivy
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Toxicodendron radicans var. radicans
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Toxicodendron radicans ssp. radicans
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Rhus radicans 110-01-002

GREATER THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950) Rhus radicans var. radicans


Panicles in the lower leaf axils, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon Common Name: Winged Sumac, Shining Sumac, Dwarf Sumac
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhus copallinum +
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhus copallinum +
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Rhus copallina 110-01-007

Dense showy panicle, to 12" tall, of very small yellowish flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Sumac, Common Sumac
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhus glabra
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhus glabra
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Rhus glabra 110-01-008

Flowers similar to Winged Sumac except the panicles are usually larger, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


camera icon Common Name: Chinese Holly, Burford Holly
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ilex cornuta
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ilex cornuta

Flowers in axillary clusters on branches of the previous year, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Euonymus americanus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euonymus americanus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Euonymus americanus 113-03-002

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Euonymus americana


The 1/2" flowers have five yellowish or brownish-green ovate petals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Winged Burning Bush, Winged Euonymus, Winged Wahoo
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Euonymus alatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euonymus alatus

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Euonymus alata


Axillary pairs of small flowers at the ends of a Y-shaped 1" stem, per A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: New Jersey Tea, Redroot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ceanothus americanus +
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Ceanothus americanus
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ceanothus americanus 119-02-001

Flowers have 5 hooded petals, each with a 1mm blade & a narrow 1mm long claw, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: St. Andrew's Cross
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum hypericoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Hypericum hypericoides 126-01-002

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ascyrum hypericoides

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ascyrum linifolium


Four yellow petals narrowly oblong-linear to oblong-elliptic, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Thorny Olive, Autumn Siverberry, Silverthorn, Thorny Elaeagnus
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Elaeagnus pungens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Elaeagnus pungens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Elaeagnus pungens 134-01-001

Flowers tubular, 4-lobed, silvery-white to brown, in axillary clusters, per A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Devil's Walkingstick, Hercules-club, Prickly Aralia, Prickly-ash
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aralia spinosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aralia spinosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Aralia spinosa 139-03-001

Many-flowered terminal panicles, 3-4' long, appear in late summer, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Silky Dogwood, Bush Dogwood, Silky Cornel
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cornus amomum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cornus amomum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Cornus amomum 142-01-003

SYNONYMOUS WITH New England Wildflower Society’s Flora Novae Angliae (Haines, 2011) Swida amomum var. amomum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Svida amomum


Flowers in pubescent, cymose inflorescences, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Swamp Dogwood
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cornus stricta
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cornus foemina
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Cornus stricta 142-01-005

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Svida stricta

SYNONYMOUS WITH Swida stricta


Flowers borne in a flat 1-2.5" cluster, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhododendron periclymenoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron periclymenoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Rhododendron nudiflorum 145-05-009

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Azalea nudiflora


Most flowers have dark pink to strawberry red tubes, per American Azaleas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Privet
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ligustrum japonicum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ligustrum japonicum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ligustrum japonicum 153-05-002

Loosely branching conical clusters of flowers, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Chinese Privet
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ligustrum sinense
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ligustrum sinense
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ligustrum sinense 153-05-004

Stamens extend from the four-lobed corolla, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Glossy Privet, Broadleaf Privet
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ligustrum lucidum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ligustrum lucidum

Loosely branching, terminal and upper axillary conical clusters of flowers, per A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Beautyberry, French Mulberry, Beautybush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Callicarpa americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Callicarpa americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Callicarpa americana 162-04-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Callicarpa americana


Flowers small, tubular, appearing from leaf axils in mid to late summer. — Patrick McMillan


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

Flowers relatively small, 2-lipped, creamy white tinged pink or red, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.


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

Fragrant, axillary paired flowers; peduncle shorter than petioles, per Flora of China.


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

Flowers all perfect. Flowering stems with 1-2 pairs of leaves, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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

GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Sambucus canadensis var. canadensis


Many small, white, fragrant flowers gathered in large flat-topped clusters, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.


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