citrus Rutaceae Citrus spp. L. Listen to the Latin symbol: CITRU2 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, simple, evergreen, entire or toothed, the petioles often winged, aromatic when crushed, dark and shiny above, paler below.
Flower: Fragrant, white, usually 5 long petals.
Fruit: Generally round or oval, covered in a leathery skin, fragrant, the fleshy inside segmented. Included in this genus are the familiar and edible oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, and tangerines.
Twig: New growth is usually green and armed with sharp stiff thorns.
Bark: Generally thin and tight, gray-brown to red-brown, variously lined or grooved.
Form: Small trees or shrubs with spreading crowns.
leaf flower fruit twig bark form1 map
Additional Range Information:
Citrus spp. is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and may seed into the landscape. See states reporting citrus.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
Horticulture
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