Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006

 

LEAVES:
Evergreen/Semi-evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Whitish
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals

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

 

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



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pyracantha coccinea   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pyracantha coccinea   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Pyracantha, Scarlet Firethorn