Prunus pumila var. pumila
Family: Rosaceae
Great Lakes sand cherry, sand cherry
[Prunus pumila var. typica L.]
Prunus pumila var. pumila image
Bell Museum  
Etymology: Prunus: ancient Latin name for the plum
Plants: perennial shrub
Conservation Status: Native
- low or midsized shrubs (< 1.7 m)

- branches lacking spines

- flowers white, in sessile umbels of 1-3 flowers

- petals 3-6 mm long

- twigs glabrous

- leaf tips usually acute

- leaves mostly oblanceolate, 1-1.5 cm wide, base long-tapered

- fruit 8-12 mm, purplish-black to black