Prunus serotina Ehrh.  
Family: Rosaceae
wild black cherry
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Kitty Kohout  
Etymology: Prunus: ancient Latin name for the plum
Plants: perennial tree
Hazardous: The leaves of this plant contain cyanide and are therefore poisonous. Conservation Status: Native
- pair of glands at top of petiole (base of blade)

- elongate raceme with 12-20 or more flowers

- leaves ovate to elliptic or lanceolate, widest at or below the middle, glossy above

- margins crenulate - the teeth incurved

- calyx lobes entire

- rust-colored hairs along the midrib on the underside of the leaves

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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Paul Drobot  
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