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Catalpa bignonioides Walter. Southern Catalpa, Indian-bean. Phen: May-early Jul; Oct. Hab: Bottomlands and streambanks (as a native), escaped or persistent after cultivation. Dist: S. SC, s. GA, ne. FL, n. peninsular FL, and Panhandle FL west to s. MS (or LA?), on the Coastal Plain, early naturalized in a more widespread area, and now extending north to CT and MI.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl6, G, GrPl, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, NE, NeUS, NY, Pa, RAB, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Manning (2000), Olsen & Kirkbride (2017); = Catalpa catalpa (L.) H.Karst. – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: UPL
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily: 5

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
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