Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1160

Tree
Perennial

Native to the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA-NC-SC

Look for it as a native in maritime forests & sandy hammocks near the coast, and as an escape from cultivation in fencerows & suburban forests & thickets in more inland areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Drupe

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunus caroliniana   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-22-012:
Prunus caroliniana   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Cherry Laurel, Carolina Laurel Cherry