Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Prunus at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Choke Cherry, Common Chokecherry
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JK Marlow jkm210407_9296
April Spartanburg County SC
Leaves elliptic to obovate, 6-9cm long, acute to acuminate, glabrous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
JK Marlow jkm0405h_33
May Haywood County NC
Corneille Bryan Native Garden
Forming clonal thickets in oak and northern hardwood forests, per Weakley's Flora.
Ron Lance rwl1165_a
Flowers in racemes in leaf axils. Leaf blades elliptical to obovate, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
JK Marlow s160827_prunusvirg
August Henderson County NC
Leaves finely and sharply toothed; petiole often glandular, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.