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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Pyracantha coccinea   FAMILY Rosaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pyracantha coccinea   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cotoneaster pyracantha

SYNONYMOUS WITH Linnaeus
Crataegus pyracantha

 

COMMON NAME:
Scarlet Firethorn, Pyracantha


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image of Pyracantha coccinea, Scarlet Firethorn, Pyracantha

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_copy3_001_lvd

        

image of Pyracantha coccinea, Scarlet Firethorn, Pyracantha

Paul Thompson    pstpyracantha_spp

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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Pyracantha coccinea   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pyracantha coccinea   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cotoneaster pyracantha

SYNONYMOUS WITH Linnaeus
Crataegus pyracantha

 

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2607

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Southeast Europe & Asia Minor

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it to be persistent around old homesites, and rarely escaped to woodlands, 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.


Invasive?

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

LEAVES:
Evergreen/Semi-evergreen
Simple
Alternate
Margins crenulate to serrulate for at least half blade length

FLOWER:
Spring
Whitish
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Orange-red
Berry-like pome

 

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