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Plant Details

Franklinia alatamaha

Franklin Tree

Scientific Name:

Franklinia alatamaha

Common Name:

Franklin Tree

Plant Family

Theaceae (Tea Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Shrub / Tree

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

15 - 20

Light:

Full-sun in the mountains, Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

Sepember, October

Global Rank:

GX - Zero Extant Populations - Apparently extirpated worldwide (extinct) (*)

Notes:

Last seen in the wild in 1803. This plant is native only to Georgia and is pretty particular about where it will grow.

Clump of Several Plants

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23 October 2007, Lamtree Farm, Warrensville, NC
© Tom Harville

Multiple Blooms

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23 October 2007, Lamtree Farm, Warrensville, NC
© Tom Harville

Three Stages of Opening

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23 October 2007, Lamtree Farm, Warrensville, NC
© Tom Harville

Open Bloom

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23 October 2007, Lamtree Farm, Warrensville, NC
© Tom Harville

5'6 in the Franklinias

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Tom Harville

Franklinia Bloom and the fly

Lamtree Farm, Oct 2007

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU Plant List
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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