Page author: David Giblin
Prunus cerasus
sour cherry

Distribution: Occurring in scattered locations on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to Idaho and Montana, also east from the Great Plains to the midwestern U.S. and northeastern North America.

Habitat: Roadsides, thickets, forest edge, and fields.

Flowers: March-May

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Prunus cerasus L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 474-475. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Prunus cerasus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Prunus cerasus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Prunus cerasus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Prunus cerasus photos.

USDA Plants: Prunus cerasus information.

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