Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub; Subshrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon

Look for it in xeric sandhills, usually in white "sugar sand", per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate or whorled

FLOWER:
Fall
Unisexual
2 sepals
2 petals
2 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Fall
Red/Olive
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ceratiola ericoides   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ceratiola ericoides   FAMILY Empetraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 144-01-001:
Ceratiola ericoides   FAMILY Empetraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Rosemary, Sandhill Rosemary, Sand Heath


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Will Stuart    wil_8457740049_97f169722f

January    Baldwin County    AL

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Its content of aromatic compounds makes it very flammable, per Weakley's Flora.

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Will Stuart    wil_8457740943_fe5bb11ea9

January    Baldwin County    AL

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Leaves needlelike, appearing whorled, on upright hairy twigs, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Alan Cressler    alc_2331753425_d1334266ee

March    Emanuel County    GA

Ohoopee Dunes Natural Area

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Alan Cressler    alc_8663441011_ab1c4379a2

April    Richmond County    GA

Drupes red or olive, subglobose, 2-3mm in diameter, 2-seeded, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm130406_893

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

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JK Marlow    jkm130406_908

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

Young twigs gray, tomentose, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Alan Cressler    alc_6289931319_3f1ef42fe8

October    Emanuel County    GA

Ohoopee Dunes Natural Area

Reddish or yellowish flowers in axillary clusters of 2-3, in November, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

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Alan Cressler    alc_6290448280_724c8933f8

October    Emanuel County    GA

Ohoopee Dunes Natural Area

Usually 1-2m in height with bushy, rounded habit and shreddy bark, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.