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Choke Cherry Prunus virginiana
Rose Rosaceae family


Leaves are egg-shaped, sharp-toothed leaves, with hairless midribs. These can be easily confused with black cherry, but are more rounded.

Flowers are white, appearing in long racemes about 10 days after the pin cherry blossoms go by.

Fruits are purplish berries appearing in July - October. Apparently these tart fruits may be used for jellies and pies.

Twigs are gray-brown, and buds are about 3/16" and pointed.

Bark is gray-brown and smooth.

Form/Habitat: Choke cherry is a shrub, 6 - 12' and 2 - 6" in diameter.

NWI Status: FACU


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