Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2605

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in SC Piedmont)

Look for it in pocosins, pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White (rarely pinkish)
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
15-20 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Purple
Pome

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amelanchier obovalis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amelanchier obovalis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-21-003:
Amelanchier obovalis   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Plain Serviceberry, Pocosin Shadbush


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Will Stuart    wil_5549990868_303ff1da1b

March    Anson County    NC

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge

Racemes erect. Pedicels about equal in length. Petals oblong, strap-shaped, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Amelanchier obovalis

Will Stuart    wil_8452473893_7936360da9

March        

Bud scales hairy over majority of surface, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Amelanchier obovalis

Will Stuart    wil_8453565892_5b13951625

March        

Often single-stemmed shrub by streams & in Sandhills lower, more mesic areas. — Will Stuart

image of Amelanchier obovalis

Will Stuart    wil5549990868_303ff1da1bb

March    Anson County    NC

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge

Sepals ovate to lanceolate, spreading, base pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Amelanchier obovalis

Will Stuart    wil_a_obovalis_078

April    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands