Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3823

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it on roadsides, at old homesites, 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:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Dark red to black
Drupe

 

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):
Prunus mahaleb   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunus mahaleb   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-22-009:
Prunus mahaleb   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

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