Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1442

Shrub
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it on balds, forests, openings & exposed rock outcrops at high elevations, bogs in the Mountains, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
Ovary semi-inferior
Flowers in compound corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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 melanocarpa   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Photinia melanocarpa   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-19-003:
Sorbus melanocarpa   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Chokeberry