Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about Scarlet Firethorn at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Read more about Pyracantha at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Scarlet Firethorn, Pyracantha
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Non-native: Southeast Europe & Asia Minor
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Look for it to be persistent around old homesites, and rarely escaped to woodlands, per Weakley's Flora
This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with spinose spur shoots
Margins crenulate to serrulate for at least half blade length
5 united sepals
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast p072
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p258