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Prunus caroliniana (Mill.) Aiton
Carolina laurelcherry

Family: Rosaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Possibly Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Omitted in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002), but collected in 1989 at Sewell’s Point in Martin County, Florida by Roy Woodbury (s.n. USF). Plants at Savannas Preserve State Park were documented to the north of our area in St. Lucie County. Reported in error for Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Prunus caroliniana available from :

Prunus caroliniana has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Recorded as Present in Error
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native

Prunus caroliniana has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Recorded as Present in Error