Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial

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

Common (rare in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in forests, balds, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Purplish-red
Pome

 

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):
Amelanchier laevis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amelanchier laevis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-21-001b:
Amelanchier arborea var. laevis   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Allegheny Serviceberry, Smooth Serviceberry


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_amla_003_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0304t_05a

April    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Leaves are more pointed [than Amelanchier arborea], per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_laevis_1996

April    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Flowers in short racemes at branch ends, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

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Will Stuart    wil_8473779288_3b6c6b7689

April        NC-TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Young lvs at flowering unfolding, reddish; proximal flowering pedicels 1.5-3cm, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm0505f_06

May    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm0307c_16

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Fruit a berry-like pome, initially red, ripening to dark purple or black, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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JK Marlow    jkm0410l_31

October    Henderson County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Flowers typically bloom in the spring!

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JK Marlow    jkm0410l_34

October    Henderson County    NC

DuPont State Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm111008_824

October    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve