OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 3 taxa in the family Buxaceae, Boxwood family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Allegheny-spurge, Mountain Pachysandra

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Pachysandra procumbens   FAMILY: Buxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pachysandra procumbens   FAMILY: Buxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pachysandra procumbens 108-01-001   FAMILY: Buxaceae

 

Habitat: Moist rich forests, mainly over calcareous or mafic rocks

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pachysandra, Japanese-spurge

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Pachysandra terminalis   FAMILY: Buxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pachysandra terminalis   FAMILY: Buxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pachysandra terminalis 108-01-002   FAMILY: Buxaceae

 

Habitat: Persistent after cultivation, and spreading vegetatively to adjacent forests; commonly cultivated, rarely persistent to naturalized

Waif(s)

Non-native: China & Japan

 


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Common Name: Boxwood, Common Box

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Buxus sempervirens   FAMILY: Buxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Buxus sempervirens   FAMILY: Buxaceae

 

Habitat: Persistent for decades at abandoned homesites, and spreading weakly from dumped hedge trimmings and other cuttings

Waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


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"In most trees the smooth epidermis of twigs is shed as the bark thickens.... Cherry and birch trees retain the silky epidermal bark on limbs, and in patches, at least, on the trunks of old trees. Here the lenticels are seen as parallel, horizontal slits." — Julia E. Rogers, Trees Worth Knowing