Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1480

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common (rare in Piedmont)
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Look for it in moist bottomland forests, pocosin edges, mesic forests, ridgetop forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Tardily deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Creamy yellow
5-merous

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Green/Purplish
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/7/08):
Symplocos tinctoria   FAMILY Symplocaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symplocos tinctoria   FAMILY Symplocaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 151-01-001:
Symplocos tinctoria   FAMILY Symplocaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Horsesugar, Sweetleaf