Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2605

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common (rare in SC Piedmont)

Look for it in pocosins, pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White (rarely pinkish)
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
15-20 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Purple
Pome

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amelanchier obovalis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amelanchier obovalis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-21-003:
Amelanchier obovalis   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Plain Serviceberry, Pocosin Shadbush


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Will Stuart    wil_5549990868_303ff1da1b

March    Anson County    NC

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge

Racemes erect. Pedicels about equal in length. Petals oblong, strap-shaped, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Will Stuart    wil_8452473893_7936360da9

March        

Bud scales hairy over majority of surface, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

picture of Amelanchier obovalis, image of Amelanchier obovalis

Will Stuart    wil_8453565892_5b13951625

March        

Often single-stemmed shrub by streams & in Sandhills lower, more mesic areas. — Will Stuart

picture of Amelanchier obovalis, image of Amelanchier obovalis

Will Stuart    wil5549990868_303ff1da1bb

March    Anson County    NC

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge

Sepals ovate to lanceolate, spreading, base pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Amelanchier obovalis, image of Amelanchier obovalis

Will Stuart    wil_a_obovalis_078

April    Richmond    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands