Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1163

Tree
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in rich coves, bottomlands, , & in a wide variety of lower elevation habitats from dry to mesic, and weedy in fencerows, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer
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 serotina var. serotina   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunus serotina var. serotina   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-22-011a:
Prunus serotina var. serotina   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Cherry


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image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

JK Marlow    jkm0302a_14

February    Greenville County    SC

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

Roxanna Martin    rlm3161_17

March    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

JK Marlow    jkm0104c_24a

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

JK Marlow    jkm0204f_04

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Racemes terminal or in leaf axils of new shoots, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

JK Marlow    jkm0204k_02

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

JK Marlow    jkm0204k_04

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

White flowers in slender clusters, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

JK Marlow    jkm150423_540

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

Roxanna Martin    rlm4711_42

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers white, borne in racemes 3-6" long, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_prunus_serotina_1

April        

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

Roxanna Martin    rlm51608_055

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_prunus_serotina_6

May        MA

Arnold Arboretum

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

Roxanna Martin    rlm62010_40

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Fruit a drupe, dark purple to black, oval, about 3/8" in diameter, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

JK Marlow    jkm0307a_31

July    Greenville County    SC

Leaves are finely toothed, the teeth blunt or callous-tipped, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

JK Marlow    jkm160712_020

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

JK Marlow    jkm160712_023

July    Greenville County    SC

Leaves mostly 2-2.5x as long as wide, slightly acuminate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

JK Marlow    jkm160712_028

July    Greenville County    SC

Lower leaf surface glabrous except for tufts or fringes along the midrib, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

JK Marlow    jkm111008_837

October    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_prunus_serotina_2

October        

image of Prunus serotina var. serotina

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_prunus_serotina2

November