Prunus caroliniana (P. Miller) Aiton. Subgenus: Laurocerasus. Phen: Feb-Apr; Sep-Oct. Hab: Maritime forests and sandy hammocks in the Coastal Plain, escaped from cultivation to fencerows and suburban forests and thickets in more inland areas. Dist: Se. NC south to sc. Peninsular FL, west to AR and TX; mainly inland occurrences, especially off the Coastal Plain, are the result of naturalization from horticultural use.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = Ar, Fl3, FNA9, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, RAB, Tn, Tx, WH3, Robertson (1974); = Laurocerasus caroliniana (Mill.) M.Roem. – S; = n/a – C