Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2126

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon (rare in SC)

Look for it on balds, bogs, seepages, swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

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
Blackish-purple
Pome

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Photinia floribunda   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Aronia atropurpurea

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Chokeberry