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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 174-03-001:
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Symphoricarpos symphoricarpos

 

COMMON NAME:
Coralberry, Indian Currant, Buckbrush


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

        

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Coralberry, Indian Currant, Buckbrush

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

        

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Coralberry, Indian Currant, Buckbrush

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, Coralberry, Indian Currant, Buckbrush

JK Marlow    jkm0402d_05

February    Jackson County    NC

Old homesite

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Coralberry, Indian Currant, Buckbrush

JK Marlow    jkm180427_1595

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Coralberry, Indian Currant, Buckbrush

JK Marlow    jkm180427_1597

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Coralberry, Indian Currant, Buckbrush

JK Marlow    jkm180427_1599

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Coralberry, Indian Currant, Buckbrush

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7069

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Coralberry, Indian Currant, Buckbrush

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7093

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Coralberry, Indian Currant, Buckbrush

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_orbiculatus

April        

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Coralberry, Indian Currant, Buckbrush

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, Coralberry, Indian Currant, Buckbrush

JK Marlow    jkm0411a_28

November    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Coralberry, Indian Currant, Buckbrush

JK Marlow    jkm0411c_31

November    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Coralberry, Indian Currant, Buckbrush

JK Marlow    jkm0411f_16

November    York County    SC

Blackjacks Heritage Preserve

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Coralberry, Indian Currant, Buckbrush

JK Marlow    jkm0511b_3435

November    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Coralberry, Indian Currant, Buckbrush

Paul Thompson    pstsymphoricarpos_orbic2

Month Unknown        

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Paul Thompson    pstsymphoricarpos_orbic3

Month Unknown        

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

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 174-03-001:
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Symphoricarpos symphoricarpos

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1478

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia - the original native distribution somewhat uncertain

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

Habitat: Moist to dry forests, woodlands, thickets, pastures, and old fields, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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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

 

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