Ficus carica

Family (Traditional)Moraceae
Species:Ficus carica L.
Common NameEdible Fig; Fig
Growth Habittree
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: tree; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: Asia; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: palmate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Type: Drupe; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 1
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (UPL), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Jefferson (KY), Davidson (TN), Hamilton (TN), Knox (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Weakley (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, MTSU, SWMT, TENN, UCHT, UTM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1975 - 2012

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0084613 Shelby Tennessee
Ficus carica
TENN-V-0084612 Rutherford Tennessee
Ficus carica
TENN-V-0084611 Knox Tennessee
Ficus carica
TENN-V-0084610 Davidson Tennessee
Ficus carica
UCHT010344 Hamilton Tennessee
Ficus carica
UCHT010351 Hamilton Tennessee
Ficus carica
UCHT010346 Hamilton Tennessee
Ficus carica
UCHT010350 Hamilton Tennessee
Ficus carica
UCHT010348 Rutherford Tennessee
Ficus carica
APSC0073829 Jefferson Kentucky
Ficus carica
APSC0076309 Jefferson Kentucky
Ficus carica
MTSU009186 Rutherford Tennessee 26 Oct 2012 Jennifer Livingston
Ficus carica
UCHT030705 Tennessee
Ficus carica
UTM02320 Weakley Tennessee
Ficus carica
SWMT01854 Shelby Tennessee 21 Apr 1975 James H. Graves
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