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

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

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

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunus umbellata var. umbellata   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Prunus umbellata var. injuncunda

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Prunus umbellata var. umbellata

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

 

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.