Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1478

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common in NC & in Mountains (uncommon to rare southward)

Look for it in moist to dry forests, woodlands, thickets, pastures, and old fields, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Tardily deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 included stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red/Purplish-red
Berry

 

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



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 174-03-001:
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Symphoricarpos symphoricarpos

 

COMMON NAME:
Coralberry, Indian Currant


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image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_syor_003_lvd

        

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sysy_001_lvd

        

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

JK Marlow    jkm0402c_28

February    Jackson County    NC

Old homesite

An erect, much-branched shrub, 1-2m tall, with slender, purplish stems, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

JK Marlow    jkm0402d_05

February    Jackson County    NC

Old homesite

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_orbiculatus

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm160727_442

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves opposite, elliptic to ovate, pubescent beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

JK Marlow    jkm160727_443

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Twigs densely pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

JK Marlow    jkm0411a_28

November    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

JK Marlow    jkm0411c_31

November    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

JK Marlow    jkm0411f_16

November    York County    SC

Blackjacks Heritage Preserve

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

JK Marlow    jkm0511b_3435

November    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

Paul Thompson    pstsymphoricarpos_orbic2

Month Unknown        

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

Paul Thompson    pstsymphoricarpos_orbic3

Month Unknown        

Fruit red berry-like drupes, persistent, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.