Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1165

Shrub
Perennial

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

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA

Look for it forming clonal thickets in oak and , where it forms clonal thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer
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 virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-22-010:
Prunus virginiana   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Choke Cherry, Common Chokecherry