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ROSE FAMILY
(ROSACEAE)
 
Bird food Butterfly larval food Butterfly nectar food Wildlife food Wildlife shelter
  • Crataegus:  good cover and nesting sites
  • Prunus:  good cover and nesting sites
  • Rubus:  excellent cover
  • Swamp rose:  nesting sites
NOTE: The leaves, twigs, bark, and wilted foliage of the Wild cherry are highly toxic to animals.
 
 
name
 
area
flower
& fruit
 
season
 
other

Serviceberry
  Amelanchier arborea
Nwhite-pinkish
reddish-purple
Sp
Su
s/t
Summer haw
  Crataegus flava
NCwhite
red
Sp
SpSu
t
Parsley haw
  Crataegus marshallii
NCwhite, pink
red
Sp
F
t
Southern crabapple
  Malus angustifolia
Npink
yellowish
Sp
Su
s/t
Wild plum
  Prunus americana
NCwhite
red
Sp
Su
t
Chickasaw plum
  Prunus angustifolia
NCwhite
red-yellow
Sp
Su
s/t
Wild cherry
  Prunus serotina
NCwhite
red-black
Sp
Su
t, ta
Flatwoods plum
  Prunus umbellata
NCwhite
red, yellow
Sp
Su
s/t
Swamp rose
  Rosa palustris
NCpink
red
Sp
F
p
Highbush blackberry
  Rubus argutus
NCpink, white
black
SpSu
Su
s
Sand blackberry
  Rubus cuneifolius
NCSwhite
black
SpSu
Su
s
Southern dewberry
  Rubus trivialis
NCSpink, white
black
SpSu
Su
s
Codes: N=north
C=central
S=south
Sp=spring
Su=summer
F=fall
W=winter
a=annual
b=biennial
p=perennial
s=shrub
t=tree
v=vine
i=invasive
 
ta=toxic to animals
th=toxic to humans

 
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