Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1161

Tree
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common (rare in GA)

Look for it in high elevation forests, thickets at high elevations resulting from fire or logging, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

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

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-22-008:
Prunus pensylvanica   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Prunus pennsylvanica

 

COMMON NAME:
Fire Cherry, Pin Cherry