Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1441

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in bogs, pocosins, wet savannas, swamps, other wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
15-20 stamens
Ovary semi-inferior
Flowers in compound corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red/Purplish-black
Pome

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aronia arbutifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Photinia pyrifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-19-002a:
Sorbus arbutifolia var. arbutifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Pyrus arbutifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Chokeberry


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picture of Sorbus arbutifolia var. arbutifolia, image of Aronia arbutifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_arar7_001_lvd

        

picture of Sorbus arbutifolia var. arbutifolia, image of Aronia arbutifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_arar7_008_lvd

        

picture of Sorbus arbutifolia var. arbutifolia, image of Aronia arbutifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_aronia_arbutifolia_2

January        

Red, rather dry or mealy fruits, w pubescent stems, may persist into winter, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

picture of Sorbus arbutifolia var. arbutifolia, image of Aronia arbutifolia

Will Stuart    wil_8460833699_3212ba57bc

March    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

picture of Sorbus arbutifolia var. arbutifolia, image of Aronia arbutifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0504n_03

April    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Flowers in compound corymbs, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Sorbus arbutifolia var. arbutifolia, image of Aronia arbutifolia

JK Marlow    jkm060423_026

April    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

picture of Sorbus arbutifolia var. arbutifolia, image of Aronia arbutifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_aronia_arbutifolia

April        

picture of Sorbus arbutifolia var. arbutifolia, image of Aronia arbutifolia

JK Marlow    jkm160504_386

May    Jackson County    NC

Panthertown

picture of Sorbus arbutifolia var. arbutifolia, image of Aronia arbutifolia

JK Marlow    jkm160504_387

May    Jackson County    NC

Panthertown

Petals w crinkly margins subtend stamens tipped w pinkish-red anthers, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

picture of Sorbus arbutifolia var. arbutifolia, image of Aronia arbutifolia

JK Marlow    jkm160504_389

May    Jackson County    NC

Panthertown

picture of Sorbus arbutifolia var. arbutifolia, image of Aronia arbutifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120628_352

June    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Leaves densely pubescent beneath, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Sorbus arbutifolia var. arbutifolia, image of Aronia arbutifolia

JK Marlow    s031018_a

October    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Leaf margin crenate, leaf base cuneate to obtuse, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Sorbus arbutifolia var. arbutifolia, image of Aronia arbutifolia

Will Stuart    wil_10526835324

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Pocosin neighbors: Aronia arbutifolia (red) and Ilex coriacea (black)