Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2612

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in open rocky or sandy sites, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
Many stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences of 2-4 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer
Blackish-purple
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Prunus susquehanae   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunus susquehanae   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-22-005:
Prunus pumila var. susquehanae   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Prunus pumila var. susquehanae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Prunus cuneata

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Sand Cherry, Susquehanna Cherry, Appalachian Dwarf-cherry


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image of Prunus susquehanae

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_prcu3_001_lvd

        

image of Prunus susquehanae

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_p_pumila_cuneata1

June    Crawford County    MI

Plants erect, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Prunus susquehanae

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_p_pumila_cuneata2

June    Crawford County    MI

Youngest twigs minutely pubescent; leaf blades mostly 1.7-2.5x long as wide, per Weakley's Flora.