Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH Trees, Shrubs, Woody Vines of north Florida & adjacent GA & AL (Godfrey, 1988)
Georgia Bully, Thorne's Bumelia, Swamp Bumelia
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Upper surfaces of mature leaves faintly, coarsely reticulate-veined (at 20x), per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Flora of North America
Trees, Shrubs, Woody Vines of north Florida & adjacent GA & AL (Godfrey, 1988)
Habitat: Bottomlands and limesink depressions, particularly over calcareous substrates, per Weakley's Flora
Native to Georgia
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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)
IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
May be armed with nodal spines
Alternate or clustered on spur shoots
5 stamens & 5 staminodia, fused to corolla
Flowers in axillary clusters
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast (Foote & Jones, 1989) p118
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia (Chafin, 2007) p361
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