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Plant Identification: SOLVED: tree identification

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franklin

June 21, 2001
1:13 AM

Post #6895

I live in the mountains of South Carolina where i've found a small tree( about 4 ft. high, and 3/4 in. in diameter). It looks exactly like a Franklinia (Franklinia alatamaha) However, it is considered extinct and was only found in southeastern Georiga near the coast, a very different habitat from here. Does anyone know about this small tree/shurb belonging to the tea family?
Jerseyguy
Princeton, NJ
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2001
1:37 AM

Post #85309

Your right, Franklinia hasn't been found in the wild for about 200 years. Perhaps what you saw was native gordonia or stewartia which are related.

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