Etymology: Prunus: ancient Latin name for the plum
Plants: perennial shrub
Conservation Status: Native
There are three varieties in Wisconsin:
P. pumila var, pumila
P. pumila var, bessyei
P. pumila var. susquehanae
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 9 Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Shrubs: Photos, descriptions, information USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc.