Prunus nigra Aiton

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Prunus nigra Aiton

  • Description

    Species Description - Small tree to 10 m; lvs obovate to broadly oblong-obovate, 7–12 cm, abruptly acuminate, broadly cuneate to rounded or subcordate at base, coarsely and often doubly serrate with irregular, triangular-ovate, rather blunt, gland-tipped teeth often 2 mm high, ± hairy beneath, at least in the vein-axils; fls in clusters of 3 or 4, on reddish pedicels 1–2 cm; sep glandular on the margin, pubescent above, glabrous beneath; pet 10–15 mm; fr ellipsoid, red, varying to yellow, 2–3 cm; 2n=16. Moist woods and thickets; N.S. (intr.) and Me. to Man., s. to Conn., N.Y., n. O., Ind., Ill., and ne. Io. May.

  • Common Names