Prunus cerasus L.
Source: USDA Plants_111306
Family: Rosaceae
Sour Cherry
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Similar species: Page is under construction. Please see link below for general information on the genus Prunus.

Etymology: Prunus is the Latin name for plum.

Author: The Morton Arboretum

Tree to 10 m, usually with broadly rounded crown; lvs ovate-elliptic to obovate, 5-9 cm, acute, soon glabrous beneath, serrate or doubly serrate, the teeth usually wider than high, rounded, with a gland near the sinus; fls several in a sessile umbel, on pedicels 2-3 cm; sep glabrous; pet 10-15 mm; fr globose, 1.5-2 cm, bright red, tart; stone subglobose; 2n=32. A cultigen thought to be derived by hybridization of P. avium with P. fruticosa; occasionally escaped from cult. in our range.

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

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