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*Triadica sebifera (Linnaeus) Small. Chinese Tallow-tree, Popcorn Tree. Phen: May-Jun; Aug-Nov. Hab: Marsh edges, swamps, riverbanks, shell deposits, upland forests, disturbed areas. Triadica sebifera has become a serious invasive weed from se. NC south and west to se. TX (Vogt et al. 2021). Reported for King and Queen County, VA (DeBerry & Hunter 2018), and McCurtain County, OK (Buthod, Hoagland, & Arbour 2019) showing its continued spread. Dist: Native of e. Asia.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Synonymy: = Ar, FNA12, K1, K3, K4, S, Esser (2002), Govaerts, Frodin, & Radcliffe-Smith (2000), Kruijt (1996); = n/a – C; = Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb. – Fl2, GW2, NcTx, RAB, S13, Tx, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC

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