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

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with spinose spur shoots

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

INCLUDING 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, Sandhill Plum, Florida Sand Plum, Sand Plum


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image of Prunus angustifolia, Chickasaw Plum, Sandhill Plum, Florida Sand Plum, Sand Plum

Keith Bradley    kab_p_angustifolia_0736

February    Lexington County    SC

image of Prunus angustifolia, Chickasaw Plum, Sandhill Plum, Florida Sand Plum, Sand Plum

John B. Nelson    jbn_5518249453_925920f5bb

March    Richland County    SC

image of Prunus angustifolia, Chickasaw Plum, Sandhill Plum, Florida Sand Plum, Sand Plum

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, Chickasaw Plum, Sandhill Plum, Florida Sand Plum, Sand Plum

JK Marlow    jkm0203b_04b

March    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Prunus angustifolia, Chickasaw Plum, Sandhill Plum, Florida Sand Plum, Sand Plum

JK Marlow    jkm0303t_23

March    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Prunus angustifolia, Chickasaw Plum, Sandhill Plum, Florida Sand Plum, Sand Plum

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, Chickasaw Plum, Sandhill Plum, Florida Sand Plum, Sand Plum

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, Chickasaw Plum, Sandhill Plum, Florida Sand Plum, Sand Plum

JK Marlow    jkm0204k_16

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Prunus angustifolia, Chickasaw Plum, Sandhill Plum, Florida Sand Plum, Sand Plum

JK Marlow    jkm0305w_19

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Prunus angustifolia, Chickasaw Plum, Sandhill Plum, Florida Sand Plum, Sand Plum

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, Chickasaw Plum, Sandhill Plum, Florida Sand Plum, Sand Plum

JK Marlow    jkm0406e_16

June    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

image of Prunus angustifolia, Chickasaw Plum, Sandhill Plum, Florida Sand Plum, Sand Plum

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.