Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1136

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Non-native: China
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in woodlands, thickets, and streambanks, esp in suburban areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Ternately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
4-7 sepals
5 petals

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Berry (hesperidium)

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Citrus trifoliata   FAMILY Rutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Poncirus trifoliata   FAMILY Rutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 103-03-001:
Poncirus trifoliata   FAMILY Rutaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Trifoliate Orange, Hardy Orange