Regularity: Regularly occurring
Catalog Number: US 391311
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): F. Earle & E. S. Earle
Year Collected: 1900
Locality: lee, Alabama, United States, North America
- Syntype: Beadle, C. D. 1902. Biltmore Bot. Stud. 1 (2): 162.
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
It can reach 20 feet (6.1 m) in height with a 15 feet (4.6 m) spread. It has alternate serrate green leaves that turn yellow in Autumn. Flowers are white, creamy, or grayish. Fruits are round, purple, and 0.5–1 inch (1.3–2.5 cm) in diameter. P. umbellata trees can live up to 40 years and are very difficult to distinguish from Prunus angustifolia, with which it hybridizes easily. The trees bloom and bear fruit later then other plums. The fruits mature August-October. Large crops appear only every 3-4 years.
- GRIN (May 4, 2011). "Prunus umbellata Elliott". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
- "Prunus umbellata: Flatwoods Plum". University of Florida IFAS Extension. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
- "Plum Delicious and Native, Too!". Florida Native Plant Society. July 15, 2011. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
- "Flatwoods Plum, Black Sloe, Sloe, Hog Plum". Texas A&M University. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
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