Celtis laevigata Willd.

Locations ofCeltis laevigata Willd. in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Celtis laevigata Willd.
Common Name
Sugarberry, Southern Hackberry
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Celtis laevigata Willd.
The distinction between C. laevigata and C. occidentalis is problematic in Virginia. The maps are based on varying interpretations of individual collectors and almost certainly fail to provide a consensus on morphology. Phytogeographically, it seems likely that this species should be confined to the eastern portion of the state. Where to draw the line awaits critical examination of specimens.
Floodplain forests, especially on natural levees; upland calcareous
forests and woodlands and shell middens. Apparently common
in at least parts of the Coastal Plain, and infrequent or rare in the Piedmont
and mountains. However, considerable uncertainty exists about the range of this species in Virginia; see Comments above.
Native Status

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