Prunus virginiana  
Family: Rosaceae
chokecherry
[Padus virginiana (L.) Mill.]
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Etymology: Prunus: ancient Latin name for the plum
Plants: perennial tree
Conservation Status: Native
- pair of glands at top of petiole (base of blade)

- elongate raceme with 12-20 or more flowers

- leaves obovate to lanceolate, widest at or above the middle, dull above

- margins finely serrate - the teeth narrowly acuminate and ascending to spreading

- calyx lobe with gland-tipped teeth

- leaves usually glabrous below, if hairs they spread out along the laeral veins and aren't restricted to the midvein as in P. serotina

Prunus virginiana image
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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