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


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image of Prunus virginiana var. virginiana

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pana3_001_lvd

        

image of Prunus virginiana var. virginiana

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pavi11_001_lvd

        

image of Prunus virginiana var. virginiana

JK Marlow    jkm0405h_33

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Forming clonal thickets in oak and northern hardwood forests, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Prunus virginiana var. virginiana

Ron Lance    rwl1165_a

May        

Flowers in racemes in leaf axils. Leaf blades elliptical to obovate, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Prunus virginiana var. virginiana

JK Marlow    s160827_prunusvirg

August    Henderson County    NC

Bearwallow Mountain

Leaves finely and sharply toothed; petiole often glandular, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.