Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1159

Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in mesic and dry-mesic forests, old fields, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
Many stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Red/Blackish-purple
Drupe

 

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



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Prunus avium   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunus avium   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-22-007:
Prunus avium   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Prunus avium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Cerasus avium

 

COMMON NAME:
Mazzard Cherry, Sweet Cherry, Bing Cherry