Diospyros virginiana Linnaeus. Phen: Apr-Jun; Sep-Dec (and persisting). Hab: Dry forests and woodlands, longleaf pine sandhills, prairies, disturbed places, floodplain and mesic forests, fencerows, roadsides, other disturbed areas. Dist: CT, PA, OH, IN, IL, MO, and e. KS south to s. FL and TX.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Syn: = Ar, Fl5, FNA8, GrPl, GW2, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV; > Diospyros mosieri – S; > Diospyros virginiana – S; > Diospyros virginiana var. platycarpa – Il; > Diospyros virginiana var. pubescens – Il; > Diospyros virginiana var. virginiana – C, F, G, Il, Spongberg (1977)