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