Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Formosa Firethorn - Pyracantha koidzumii   (Hayata) Rehder
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Author(Hayata) Rehder
DistributionKnown from 4 counties scattered from Mecklenburg County to Dare County. We have not checked ID of specimens.

Native of Taiwan; in N.A. in the southern US from NC to FL, TX, CA.
HabitatMarsh edge, hardwood slope above creek, powerline on campus, fencerow.
PhenologyFlowering May; fruiting later.
IdentificationFormosa Firethorn has entire leaf margins (vs. crenate in P. coccinea).
Taxonomic CommentsA synonym is Cotoneaster koidzumii.

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