Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2592

Shrub
Perennial
Monoecious
Has translucent to milky-white latex (milky sap not always evident in winter)

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

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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

 

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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 (1968) 057-04-001:
Ficus carica   FAMILY Moraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Edible Fig, Garden Fig