Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in limestone woodlands and glades, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-white
Usually unisexual, often sterile
5-parted calyx
5 petals
5 stamens
Flowers in terminal clusters

FRUIT:
Greenish
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cotinus obovata   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cotinus obovatus   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cotinus americanus

 

COMMON NAME:
American Smoketree


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_coam11_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_coob2_001_lhd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cotinus_obovatus_14

April        

Bark grayish-brown, thin, broken into oblong scales, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cotinus_obovatus_7

April        

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Sam Pratt    sbp_1706

May    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Leaves obovate, blunt-tipped or notched, dark green above, pubescent below, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Cotinus obovata

Sam Pratt    sbp_dscf3730

May    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Cotinus obovata

Sam Pratt    sbp_dscf3733

May    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation