Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Maidenhair Tree - Ginkgo biloba   L.Only member of Ginkgo in NC.
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DistributionDespite collections from 14 counties in NC, only one is of an adventive/escaped plant: Jackson County, in pasture, Cane Creek Road, in 2004 by Dan Pittillo. All the rest are from arboreta, college campuses, or of cultivated or planted trees.

Native of China; in N.A. widely planted.
AbundanceVery rare.
PhenologyPlants are dioecious and most planted material is male.
IdentificationThe fan-shaped leaves are unique and often have a notch along the outer end.
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