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