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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Prunus mexicana   FAMILY Rosaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunus mexicana   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Prunus mexicana

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Prunus mexicana

 

COMMON NAME:
Big-tree Plum, Mexican Plum


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image of Prunus mexicana, Big-tree Plum, Mexican Plum

Ron Lance    rwl2184_a

September        

Fruits purple with a whitish bloom, somewhat larger than American Plum, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Prunus mexicana   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunus mexicana   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Prunus mexicana

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Prunus mexicana

 

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2184

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to Georgia Mountains

Rare

Habitat: Streamsides, upland forests, fencerows, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with spinose spur shoots

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red/Rarely yellow
Drupe

 

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