Common names: hog plum 
|Photo by John Gwaltney hosted at Southeastern Flora.com|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida - Dicots|
| Prunus umbellata|
|Natural range of Prunus umbellata from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Synonym: Prunus mitis (Beadle), Prunus injucunda (Small)
P. umbellata is a perennial shrub/tree of the Rosaceae family that is native to North America. 
P. umbellata is found throughout the southeastern United States; specifically, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas. 
Habitats for P. umbellata include upland, sandy or rocky forests and woodlands.  Specimens have been collected from loamy sands of disturbed areas, ridge thickets, pineoak woodland and along fencerow, old golf course, longleaf pine-oak woodland, hedgerow in field, upland pine woodland, mixed deciduous woodland, low shrub, quarry area, hammocks, beach ridge, and flodplain. 
P. umbellata has been observed flowering January through April with peak inflorescence in March. 
This species is thought to be dispersed by consumption by vertebrates. 
Prunus umbellata is more common in regions that are unburned. 
Use by animals
Wildlife, particularly mammals, only use it for a small amount of their diets. 
Conservation and Management
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- USDA Plant Database
- Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
- URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, R.K. Godfrey, Delzie Demaree, John Nelson, Sidney McDaniel, Brenda Herring, Don Herring, L.G. Plank, H. Kurz, Robert Simmons, Bruce Hansen, Richard P. Wunderlin, Norma Mawhinney, Gary Knight, Patricia Elliot, Gwynn Ramsey, Richard Mitchell, D.L. Fichtner, L.J. Brass, O.Lakela, George M. Riegler, R. Komarek, Richard R. Clinebell II, Annie Schmidt, Richard Carter, Pat Ferral , Whit Gibbons. States and counties: Florida (Okaloosa, Franklin, Gulf, Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, Jackson, Liberty, Madison, Bay, Columbia, Wakulla, Sumter, Washington, Lafayette, Suwannee, Dixie, Holmes, Highlands, Pasco) Georgia (Wheeler, Decatur, Grady, Thomas) SOuth Carolina (Orangeburg)
- Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 24 MAY 2018
- Kirkman, L. Katherine. Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.
- Mehlman, D. W. (1992). "Effects of fire on plant community composition of North Florida second growth pineland." Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 119(4): 376-383.