Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


477

Tree
Perennial
Functionally dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in dry woods, sandhills, disturbed places, floodplain & mesic forests, fencerows, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Whitish, yellowish-white
4-lobed calyx
4-lobed urceolate corolla
16 stamens (usually)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Orange to yellow
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Diospyros virginiana   FAMILY Ebenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Diospyros virginiana   FAMILY Ebenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 150-01-001:
Diospyros virginiana   FAMILY Ebenaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Persimmon, Common Persimmon, Simmon