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

Your search found 1 taxon in the family Simaroubaceae, Quassia family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ailanthus, Tree-of-heaven, Stink-tree

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Ailanthus altissima   FAMILY: Simaroubaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ailanthus altissima   FAMILY: Simaroubaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ailanthus altissima 104-01-001   FAMILY: Simaroubaceae


Habitat: Roadsides, forests, disturbed areas, including cities, especially in moist, fertile soils

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Non-native: east Asia


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