Craig's Mill Trail
Chesterfield, SC

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Pee Dee RC&D:

Leaf: Alternate, simple, pinnately veined, ovate to elliptical, deciduous, 1 to 3 inches long, dull green above, short hairs below.

Flower: Beautiful, bright orange to almost red, appearing with or just before leaves, appearing May to June.

Fruit: An oblong woody capsule, 1/3 to 1/2 inch long, splits when mature in late summer.

Twig: Slender, reddish brown, very hairy, single bundle scar. The buds occur in clusters at ends of twigs. Flower buds are much larger (1/2 long).

Bark: Gray brown and thin, may become finely shreddy.

Form: Tall shrub that may reach 15 feet tall. Twigs often appear in whorls from central stem.





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This page was last updated on August 31, 2001.

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