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– American plum, wild plum
Distribution: Northeast Canada and United States, occasionally west to Montana and Utah; rare in Washington.
Habitat: Along watercourses, and on open or wooded, moist or dry areas from the plains into the lower mountains.
Flowers: April - May
– sweet cherry
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington, though distributed widely throughout the state; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, also in eastern North America.
Habitat: Forest edges, fields, wastelots, and other disturbed areas.
Origin: Introduced from Eurasia
– cherry plum
Distribution: Introduced and escaped, mostly in Western Washington, but also in southeast Washington.
Habitat: Open, disturbed areas.
– sour cherry
– cultivated plum
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; Washington south to California, east to Idaho and Utah; in scattered locations of central and northeastern U.S.
Habitat: Fields, roadsides, forest openings, abandoned homesteads, and other disturbed areas.
Distribution: Escaped from cultivation sporadically in western North America. Native to Asia.
Habitat: Disturbed areas, riparian zones.
– bitter cherry
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Thickets, rocky slopes, open forests, shorelines, and openings, from the lowlands to subalpine.
– laurel cherry, cherry-laurel
Distribution: Introduced ornamental, occasionally escaping west of the Cascades in Washington.
Habitat: Waste areas.
– Portugal laurel
– mahaleb cherry, perfumed cherry
Distribution: Introduced species used as budding stock for cherries, sometimes escaping.
Habitat: Disturbed soil.
Flowers: May - June
– European bird cherry
Distribution: Introduced in Alaska and in Pennsylvania and a few neighboring states in eastern United States
Habitat: Ornamental, occasionally escapes
– Puget Sound cherry
Distribution: Southwestern B.C through Puget Trough of Washington.
Habitat: Low elevations in forests or forest edges, or disturbed areas, typically where both parent species are present.
– black cherry, rum cherry
Distribution: Introduced and escaping in southeast Washington and adjacent Idaho, also in western Oregon.
Habitat: Moist draws and hillsides.
– Nanking cherry
– common chokecherry, western chokecherry, white chokecherry
Distribution: Alaska, Canada and much of the United States
Habitat: Foothills and lowlands, more common in drier areas
Flowers: May - Early July
– Yoshino cherry