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*Ardisia crenata Sims. Coral Ardisia, Coralberry, Spiceberry, Hen’s Eyes, Marlberry, Scratchthroat. Phen: May-Jun; Jul-Dec. Hab: Moist suburban forests, floodplains, mesic flatwoods, moist forests. Dist: Native of Asia. Naturalized from horticultural use in s. GA (Carter, Baker, & Morris 2009), s. AL (Barger et al. 2012), e. SC (Beaufort County) (Bradley et al. [in prep.]), FL Panhandle, and FL peninsula.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Other Comments: This species is a very serious invasive.

Synonymy: = Fl5, FNA8, K1, K3, K4, WH3, WI; = Bladhia crenata (Sims) H.Hara; = n/a – RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC

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image of plant© Brandon Corder source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Brandon Corder source | Original Image ⭷


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