Prunus serotina  (Black Cherry) 

Description: 50-60 ft. tall, habitat old fields, moist sites in woods

Leaves: 2-6 in. long, elliptical, with long tapered tip, rounded teeth, and rusty hairs along the midrib on underside of leaf

Bud/Flowers: flowers in long clusters, fruit black when ripe

Bark: mature bark peeling with vertical splits


USDA, NRCS. 2015. The PLANTS Database (, 15 July 2015). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. 

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