American plum, more...
[Prunus americana f. americana Marshall, more]
Etymology: Prunus: ancient Latin name for the plum
Plants: perennial shrub
Conservation Status: Native
- large thicket-forming shrub or small tree
- branches bearing stout spines
- flowers white, 1-4 in umbels
- petals 6-11 mm
- margins of sepals lacking glands or with a few at the apex
- leaves more than twice as long as wide
- leaf serrations sharply pointed, glands absent
- fruit 2-3 cm diam.
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 3, Wetland Indicator = UPL USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Shrubs: Photos, descriptions, information University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Trees: Photos, descriptions, information USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Virginia Tech Dept. of Forestry, College of Natural Resources: detailed description and photographs Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada" Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest; UW-Extension: Interactive guide providing information on cultivation including: soil, zone, growth rate, landscape uses, pruning, light requirements; with photos and Latin name pronounciation