Prunus nigra Aiton
Family: Rosaceae
Canadian plum
Prunus nigra image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Prunus: ancient Latin name for the plum
Plants: perennial tree
Conservation Status: Native
- tall shrub or small tree

- branches bearing stout spines

- flowers white, occassionally streaked with pink, 1-3(4) in sessile umbels

- petals 9-14 mm

- margins of sepals lined with glands or glandular serrations

- leaves less than or equal to twice as long as wide

- leaf serrations rounded and with a dark sessile gland embedded in the summit

- fruit 2-3 cm diam.