Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Asia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Uncommon (naturalized from horticultural use)

Look for it in moist suburban forests, floodplains, mesic flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White/Pink
4-5 petals
Flowers in dangling axillary clusters

FRUIT:
Winter/SpringFall
Red
Drupe

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ardisia crenata   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ardisia crenata   FAMILY Myrsinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Coral Ardisia, Hen's Eyes, Coralberry, Marlberry