Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2585

Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in upland, usually xeric, sandy or rocky forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Drupe

 

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunus umbellata var. umbellata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-22-004:
Prunus umbellata   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Prunus umbellata var. injuncunda

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Prunus umbellata var. umbellata

 

COMMON NAME:
Hog Plum, Flatwoods Plum


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image of Prunus umbellata, Hog Plum, Flatwoods Plum

Keith Bradley    kab_prunus_umbellata_0534

April    Lexington County    SC

Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve

Flowers pedicellate, in fascicles from winter buds. Petals 0.8-1.2cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.