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

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

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

 

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


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image of Prunus susquehanae, Susquehanna Cherry, Appalachian Sand Cherry, Appalachian Dwarf-cherry

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

        

image of Prunus susquehanae, Susquehanna Cherry, Appalachian Sand Cherry, Appalachian Dwarf-cherry

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_p_pumila_cuneata1

June    Crawford County    MI

Plants erect, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Prunus susquehanae, Susquehanna Cherry, Appalachian Sand Cherry, Appalachian Dwarf-cherry

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 (2015).