OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Prunus persica   FAMILY Rosaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunus persica   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Prunus persica

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-22-001:
Prunus persica   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Amygdalus persica

 

COMMON NAME:
Peach


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image of Prunus persica, Peach

JK Marlow    jkm0303u_13

March    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Commonly cultivated, commonly escaped or persistent, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Prunus persica, Peach

JK Marlow    jkm200310_3109

March    Spartanburg County    SC

Sepals spreading, 3.5-5mm, abaxial surface hairy. Petals dark pink, 10-17mm, per Flora of North America.

image of Prunus persica, Peach

JK Marlow    jkm200310_3111

March    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers appear before the leaves, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Prunus persica, Peach

JK Marlow    jkm0404x_24

April    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

A volunteer peach tree from someone's leftover picnic.

image of Prunus persica, Peach

JK Marlow    jkm120424_480

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Leaf apex acute to acuminate, margin crenate, base cuneate or rounded, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Prunus persica   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunus persica   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Prunus persica

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-22-001:
Prunus persica   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Amygdalus persica

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1162

Tree
Perennial

Non-native: China

Commonly cultivated, commonly escaped or persistent

Habitat: Roadsides, trash-heaps, old fields, fencerows, disturbed thickets; commonly cultivated and commonly escaped or persistent, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Pink/Reddish
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Yellowish/Pink/Red
Drupe

 

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