Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2786

Tree
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon

Look for it in sandhills, other xeric sandy or rocky forests and woodlands, often associated with Pinus palustris (even in the Piedmont and Mountains), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Black
Drupe

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunus alabamensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-22-011b:
Prunus serotina var. alabamensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Alabama Black Cherry