Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Citrus trifoliata Linnaeus. Trifoliate Orange, Hardy Orange. Phen: Mar-Jun; Sep-Oct. Hab: Bottomland and riparian forests, mesic upland forests, stream banks, spring runs, fencerows, roadsides, becoming common especially in suburban areas. Dist: Native of temperate China. See Nesom (2014a) for a detailed discussion of various aspects of this species in the se. United States.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Syn: = Ar, K3, Mo3, Tx, Va, Araújo, Queiroz, & Machado (2003), Nesom (2014a); = Poncirus trifoliata – F, Fl4, G, Il, K1, NcTx, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, WH3

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