Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Fringetree, Grancy Graybeard, Old Man's Beard, Grandsir-graybeard
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Gill Newberry gn04_chioanthus_flowers
Four sepals, each 1-2mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
JK Marlow jkm0204v_09a
April Greenville County SC
A traditional southern yard plant, often used as a "specimen plant", per Weakley's Flora.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_c_virginicus_5
The flowers have unmistakable, creamy-white, 0.75-1.25" strap-shaped petals, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
JK Marlow jkm180506_2003
May Crawford County GA
Each panicle w tripartite branching & sometimes pairs of small leafy bracts, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.
Ron Lance rwl319_a
Large drooping clusters of small fragrant flowers with 4 linear white petals, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.
JK Marlow jkm120804_259
August Transylvania County NC
DuPont State Forest
Pistillate plants produce oval, purplish drupes to 2cm long, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
JK Marlow s080919_a
September Greenville County SC
Leaves elliptic or obovate, leaf base cuneate to attenuate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
JK Marlow jkm101120_277
November Greenville County SC
Bark is gray, mostly smooth, but marked by numerous raised lenticels, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.