Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1158

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia - the original distribution unclear
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on roadsides, in fencerows, abandoned fields, esp sandy, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Usually white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Red/Yellow
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Prunus angustifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunus angustifolia var. angustifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-22-002:
Prunus angustifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Chickasaw Plum


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image of Prunus angustifolia

John B. Nelson    jbn_5518249453_925920f5bb

March    Richland County    SC

image of Prunus angustifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0203b_04

March    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Flowers about 1/2" in diameter, borne in umbels of 2-4 flowers, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Prunus angustifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0203b_04b

March    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Prunus angustifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0303t_23

March    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Prunus angustifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0303u_08

March    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

It flowers before the leaves develop, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Prunus angustifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0503e_05

March    Pickens County    SC

Roadside

Chickasaw Plum commonly forms a thicket, whereas Flatwood Plum does not, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Prunus angustifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0204k_16

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Prunus angustifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0305w_19

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Prunus angustifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_augustiflolia_1

May        

Leaf margins finely serrate, each tooth with a tiny red gland on tip, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Prunus angustifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0406e_16

June    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

image of Prunus angustifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0406m_34

June    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Fruit a glaucous yellow or red drupe, nearly round, 1/2"-3/4" across, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.