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Prunus serotina

Prunus serotina Ehrh.

black cherry

Prunus serotina (Black Cherry)
image by Sorrie, Bruce A.
NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: PRSE2
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Prunus serotina
GENUS: Prunus
FAMILY: ROSACE - Rosaceae (Rose Family)

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Shrub, Tree

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Alternate
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
LEAF RETENTION: Deciduous

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NATIVE RANGE: eastern & central North America

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USDA Symbol: PRSE2
USDA Common Name: Black Cherry
Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, AZ, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV), CAN (BC, NB, NS, ON, QC)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree, Shrub

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Rosaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Rose Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 85-95 genera and 2000-3000 species, trees, shrubs, and herbs, nearly cosmopolitan, but mainly boreal and temperate.
REFERENCE: Phipps in FNA (2014); Potter et al. (2007); Eriksson et al. (2003); Kalkman in Kubitzki (2004); Ertter (2007).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Prunus Linnaeus 1753 (Plum, Cherry, Sloe, Peach, Apricot)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 200 species, trees and shrubs, nearly cosmopolitan, but especially in north temperate regions. Liu et al. (2012) make a strong case for combining subgenus Laurocerasus into subgenus Padus.
REFERENCE: Rohrer in FNA (2014); Robertson (1974)=Z; McVaugh (1951)= Y; Catling, McKay-Kuja, & Mitrow (1999)=X; Liu et al. (2012); Yazbek & Oh (2013); Shaw & Small (2004); Kalkman in Kubitzki (2004).

Seeds of Success (SOS)

SOS_NUM COL_DATE PERS_NUM STATE ECOREGION_III DETAIL
218 2015-07-09 65 North Carolina 63 Show

HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Prunus serotina in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Prunus serotina in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Prunus serotina in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Prunus serotina in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Prunus serotina in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Prunus serotina

NCBG RECORD
ID IMAGE1: 16508
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 18534
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-10-03

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