[The Rose Family East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Wild Cherries East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington

The Genus Prunus

Flowers of Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata var. emarginata

Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata var. emarginata

American Plum, Wild Plum: Prunus americana (Synonym: Prunus domestica var. americana)- Non-native.

Apricot: Prunus armeniaca - Non-native.

Sweet Cherry: Prunus avium (Synonym: Cerasus avium) - Non-native.

Cherry Plum: Prunus cerasifera (Synonym: Prunus cerasifera var. pissardii) - Non-native.

Sour Cherry: Prunus cerasus - Non-native

Common Garden Plum, Cultivated Plum, European Plum: Prunus domestica (Synonym: Prunus domestica var. domestica) - Non-native.

Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonym: Prunus amygdalus) - Non-native.

Bittercherry, Bitter Cherry, Shrubby Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata var. emarginata (Synonym: Cerasus emarginata) - Native shrub to 12 feet. Flowers small, smaller than a dime in diameter, white with 5 petals, in small clusters along the stems. Leaves dark green, with shiny upper surfaces, and elliptical shape.

Bittercherry: Prunus emarginata var. mollis - Native.

Mahaleb Cherry, Perfumed Cherry: Prunus mahaleb - Non-native.

Peach: Prunus persica - Non-native.

Sand Cherry: Prunus pumila var. besseyi - Non-native.

Black Cherry, Rum Cherry: Prunus serotina - Non-native.

Blackthorn, Sloe: Prunus spinosa - Non-native.

Klamath Plum, Western Plum: Prunus subcordata (Synonyms: Prunus subcordata var. kelloggii, Prunus subcordata var. oregana, Prunus subcordata var. subcordata) - Native.

Nanking Cherry: Prunus tomentosa - Non-native.

Western Chockecherry: Prunus virginiana var. demissa (Synonyms: Prunus demissa, Prunus demissa ssp. demissa) - Native.

Choke Cherry, Common Chokecherry: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa (Synonyms: Cerasus demissa var. melanocarpa, Padus melanocarpa, Padus virginiana ssp. melanocarpa, Prunus demissa var. melanocarpa, Prunus demissa var. nuttallii, Prunus melanocarpa, Prunus pinetorum, Prunus virginiana ssp. melanocarpa) - Native shrub or small tree to 25 feet tall. Small, white flowers arranged in racemes at the tips of branches.

Paul Slichter