Prunus tomentosa Thunb.
Determiner: Christina Alba; Nancy Downs (2018)
Christina Alba 1333
Verbatim Date: 6/7/2018
Audrey Dignan; Sue Janssen
United States of America, Colorado, Denver, Along the High Line Canal Trail at Mile Marker 40. 380 meters SW of intersection of E Iliff Ave and S Monaco Pkwy.
39.67233221 -104.9158749 WGS84
Flat to Rolling Plains ecoregion; earthen canal and adjacent recreational trail ("Urban Refuge" zone, High Line Canal trail), embedded within an urbanized landscape that was historically shortgrass steppe. Vegetation composition changes from ruderal grasses and forbs and planted/escaping garden plants (upland areas by trail) to water-loving trees and shrubs and associated understory (lowland areas near canal). Representative trees and shrubs: Populus deltoides, Salix fragilis, Ulmus pumila, Fraxinus pennsylvanica, Prunus virginiana, Rhamnus cathartica, Salix exigua. Grasses: managed (planted/mowed) species such as Poa pratensis and Bromus inermis mixed with native Buchloe dactyloides and Bouteloua gracilis; with Phalaris arundinacea and Carex emoryi along canal. Forbs: Heterotheca villosa, several species of Symphyotrichum, Oenothera, and Mirabilis, Solidago gigantea, Erodium cicutarium, Onopordum acanthium, Dipsacus laciniatus, Linaria dalmatica.
Approximate height: 1. 2 meters. Fruit: reddish orange. Habit: woody. Life cycle habit: perennial. Origin: introduced. Estimated frequency within viewshed: rare to occasional (1-6+).
High Line Canal Ecological Survey. Additional data describing plant abundance and pollinator community is available. Tissue sample collected from same individual. Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Indicator Value: not available (Lichvar et al. 2012). Coefficient of conservatism value: 0 (Floristic Quality Assessment Indices for Colorado Plant Communities, doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.2634.8248).
Cultivation Status: Cultivated
Rights Holder: Public Domain
Access Rights: Public Domain
Record Id: 774a795d-b5f5-438d-9aeb-c1d016b90e9d
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