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Prunus geniculata

Prunus geniculata Harper

Scrub Plum

Rosaceae (Rose family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Inflorescence: Terminal
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Fruit: Drupes reddish.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb


Native Distribution: Known in North America only in Florida, where it is considered endangered.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q20X
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (FL)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Research Literature

Reslit 241 - Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida (2000) L. G. Chafin and J. C. P. Hancock
Reslit 1472 - Multiple Causes of Seedling Rarity in Scrub Plum, Prunus Geniculata (Rosaceae), an Endangered Shrub of the Florida Scrub (2010) C. W. Weekley, D. N. Zaya, E. S. Menges and A. E. ...
Reslit 2620 - Soil preferences for federally-listed plants on the Lake Wales Ridge in Highlands County, Florida (2007) E. S. Menges, C. W. Weekley, S. I. Hamze, R. L. Pi...

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

USDA: Find Prunus geniculata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Prunus geniculata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Prunus geniculata


Record Modified: 2019-07-31
Research By: CBR

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