OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Prunus mahaleb   FAMILY Rosaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunus mahaleb   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-22-009:
Prunus mahaleb   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mahaleb Cherry, Perfumed Cherry, St. Lucie Cherry, Rock Cherry


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image of Prunus mahaleb, Mahaleb Cherry, Perfumed Cherry, St. Lucie Cherry, Rock Cherry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_prma_001_lvd

        

image of Prunus mahaleb, Mahaleb Cherry, Perfumed Cherry, St. Lucie Cherry, Rock Cherry

JK Marlow    jkm210401_9096

April    Polk County    NC

Leaves obovate to suborbicular, crenate, the teeth gland-tipped, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Prunus mahaleb   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunus mahaleb   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-22-009:
Prunus mahaleb   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3823

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Rare

Habitat: Bluffs, glades, stream banks, fencerows, disturbed forests, old fields, pastures, roadsides, old homesites, and other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Margins crenate

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

Flowers in racemes

FRUIT:
Summer
Dark red to black
Drupe

 

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