Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Dioecious or polygamous

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in bottomland forests, mesic slopes, esp common over mafic or calcareous rocks, but not at all limited to such situations, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-yellow
Usually unisexual, also both bisexual and unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp composed of two 1-seeded samaras

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Acer floridanum   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer barbatum   FAMILY Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 115-01-006b:
Acer saccharum ssp. floridanum   FAMILY Aceraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Sugar Maple, Florida Maple


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picture of Acer saccharum ssp. floridanum, image of Acer floridanum

JK Marlow    jkm070407_061

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaf blades to 3.5" long. Upper surfaces dark green, lower whitish & hairy, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Black, Chalk, Florida, Norway and Sugar Maple

picture of Acer saccharum ssp. floridanum, image of Acer floridanum

JK Marlow    s070407_b

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Terminal lobes of some leaves broader toward tip than toward base, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

picture of Acer saccharum ssp. floridanum, image of Acer floridanum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_acer_barbatum_2

July        

Bark is usually gray, furrowed or in plates, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

picture of Acer saccharum ssp. floridanum, image of Acer floridanum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_acer_barbatum_3

July        

picture of Acer saccharum ssp. floridanum, image of Acer floridanum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_acer_barbatum_4

July        

picture of Acer saccharum ssp. floridanum, image of Acer floridanum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_acer_barbatum_5

July        

picture of Acer saccharum ssp. floridanum, image of Acer floridanum

Lisa Wagner    lkw_acerbarbatum_sm

November?        

Attractive deciduous tree, typically 20-25' tall in landscapes, up to 60'. — Lisa Wagner