Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1441

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in bogs, pocosins, wet savannas, swamps, other wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
15-20 stamens
Ovary semi-inferior
Flowers in compound corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red/Purplish-black
Pome

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aronia arbutifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Photinia pyrifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-19-002a:
Sorbus arbutifolia var. arbutifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Pyrus arbutifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Chokeberry


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_arar7_001_lvd

        

image of Aronia arbutifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_arar7_008_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_aronia_arbutifolia_2

January        

Red, rather dry or mealy fruits, w pubescent stems, may persist into winter, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Aronia arbutifolia

Will Stuart    wil_8460833699_3212ba57bc

March    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Aronia arbutifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0504n_03

April    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Flowers in compound corymbs, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Aronia arbutifolia

JK Marlow    jkm060423_026

April    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Aronia arbutifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_aronia_arbutifolia

April        

image of Aronia arbutifolia

JK Marlow    jkm160504_386

May    Jackson County    NC

Panthertown

image of Aronia arbutifolia

JK Marlow    jkm160504_387

May    Jackson County    NC

Panthertown

Petals w crinkly margins subtend stamens tipped w pinkish-red anthers, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Aronia arbutifolia

JK Marlow    jkm160504_389

May    Jackson County    NC

Panthertown

image of Aronia arbutifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120628_352

June    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Leaves densely pubescent beneath, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Aronia arbutifolia

JK Marlow    s031018_a

October    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Leaf margin crenate, leaf base cuneate to obtuse, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Aronia arbutifolia

Will Stuart    wil_10526835324

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Pocosin neighbors: Aronia arbutifolia (red) and Ilex coriacea (black)