Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
See more pictures at www.invasive.org.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read about the rapid spread of some non-native viburnums in "Choose Your Viburnums with Care"
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Richard Webb, Self-employed horticulurist, Bugwood.org bug_1480563
Leaves oblong-obovate, wider toward the tip; fresh leaves malodorous, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Habitat: Suburban forests, commonly planted horticulturally, per Weakley's Flora
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- Forest Health Assessment & Applied Sciences Team: New Invaders of the Northeast
Red to Black
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
If a search such as "Carex leptalea var. leptalea" doesn't deliver the results you want, try "Carex leptalea".
Or, to minimize chances of a misspelling, try just "Carex le".
Less is more: If "pencil flower" doesn't deliver the results you want, try "pencil".