[Wild Cherries: The Genus Prunus in Mt. Adams Country]

Bittercherry, Bitter Cherry, Shrubby Bitter Cherry

Prunus emarginata

Synonym: Cerasus erecta, Cerasus mollis, Cerasus prunifolia, Prunus emarginata var. crenulata, Prunus emarginata var. emarginata, Prunus emarginata var. mollis

Bittercherry, Bitter Cherry, Shrubby Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata (Synonym: Cerasus erecta, Cerasus mollis, Cerasus prunifolia, Prunus emarginata var. crenulata, Prunus emarginata var. emarginata, Prunus emarginata var. mollis)

The photos of bittercherry in bloom were taken at a clearcut along the Gifford Pinchot NF forest road 82 at an elevation of about 2500'. Photographed on May 7, 2005. These photos represent variety emarginata (the shrub-like variety) although variety mollis (more tree-like) may also be found on the east side of the mountain.

Bittercherry, Bitter Cherry, Shrubby Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata (Synonym: Cerasus erecta, Cerasus mollis, Cerasus prunifolia, Prunus emarginata var. crenulata, Prunus emarginata var. emarginata, Prunus emarginata var. mollis)

Fruit of Bittercherry, Bitter Cherry, Shrubby Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata (Synonym: Cerasus erecta, Cerasus mollis, Cerasus prunifolia, Prunus emarginata var. crenulata, Prunus emarginata var. emarginata, Prunus emarginata var. mollis) - Fruit of Bittercherry, Bitter Cherry, Shrubby Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata (Synonym: Cerasus erecta, Cerasus mollis, Cerasus prunifolia, Prunus emarginata var. crenulata, Prunus emarginata var. emarginata, Prunus emarginata var. mollis) - Fruit of Bittercherry, Bitter Cherry, Shrubby Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata (Synonym: Cerasus erecta, Cerasus mollis, Cerasus prunifolia, Prunus emarginata var. crenulata, Prunus emarginata var. emarginata, Prunus emarginata var. mollis)

The 3 photos show the red fruits of bittercherry as seen on large bushes along Road #23 several miles north of Trout Lake, WA..........August 11, 2008.

Bittercherry, Bitter Cherry, Shrubby Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata (Synonym: Cerasus erecta, Cerasus mollis, Cerasus prunifolia, Prunus emarginata var. crenulata, Prunus emarginata var. emarginata, Prunus emarginata var. mollis) - Bittercherry, Bitter Cherry, Shrubby Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata (Synonym: Cerasus erecta, Cerasus mollis, Cerasus prunifolia, Prunus emarginata var. crenulata, Prunus emarginata var. emarginata, Prunus emarginata var. mollis)

Bittercherry, Bitter Cherry, Shrubby Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata (Synonym: Cerasus erecta, Cerasus mollis, Cerasus prunifolia, Prunus emarginata var. crenulata, Prunus emarginata var. emarginata, Prunus emarginata var. mollis)

Bittercherry as seen along the southern rim of Sheep Canyon in the Klickitat Wildlife Area........April 26, 2016.

Paul Slichter