Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2184

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Native: south & west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it on streamsides, in upland forests, fencerows, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Usually white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Red/Rarely yellow
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Prunus mexicana   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunus mexicana   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Prunus americana var. lanata

 

COMMON NAME:
Big-tree Plum, Mexican Plum