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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ficus carica   FAMILY Moraceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ficus carica   FAMILY Moraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 057-04-001:
Ficus carica   FAMILY Moraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Edible Fig, Garden Fig


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image of Ficus carica, Edible Fig, Garden Fig

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ficus_carica_7532

June    Catawba County    NC

The fleshy receptacle is the fig of commerce, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Ficus carica, Edible Fig, Garden Fig

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ficus_carica_7543

June    Catawba County    NC

Leaves palmately 3-5 lobed, rough above, coarsely pubescent beneath, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Ficus carica, Edible Fig, Garden Fig

JK Marlow    jkm160727_014

July    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

image of Ficus carica, Edible Fig, Garden Fig

JK Marlow    jkm160727_015

August    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ficus carica   FAMILY Moraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ficus carica   FAMILY Moraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 057-04-001:
Ficus carica   FAMILY Moraceae

 

Find by scientific name:

2592

Shrub
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: west Asia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it . Grown for its fruits, it's persistent from plantings - persisting and naturalizing particularly on barrier islands, where it sometimes forms thickets on dunes, or otherwise in the outer Coastal Plain, where proximity to the ocean ameliorates cold temperatures, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has translucent to milky-white latex (milky sap not always evident in winter)

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
2-6 sepals
1-2 stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Multiple of nutlets

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



 


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