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Search Term(s): Prunus serotina var. serotina   (1 record found)

Rose Family
Prunus serotina var. serotina  (wild black cherry)   
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Carex Section
Meaning of Scientific Name
Prunus: Plum family; serotina: flowers late
Life Form
Perennial Tree
Phenology (Flowering Period)
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

Edges, hedgerows and thickets, understory species in woodlands
State Status
Piedmont Status
Coastal Plain Status
Global Rank
Federal Status
Geographic Affinity
Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
Coefficient of Conservatism
Invasive Watchlist
Global Origin (Non-native Species)
Wildlife Values
Host plant for various butterfly species, including the Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly; birds eat fruit, as well as turkey; flowers are an important nectar and pollen source for bees.
Medicinal Properties
Part used: Inner Bark. Used internally as a tea or tincture for cough suppression, upper respiratory inflammation, and gastrointestinal tract inflammation and spasms like hiatal hernia, hiccoughs, diarrhea, and cramps. Bark must be thoroughly dried before using due to cyanide compounds.
ID Notes
Additional Info
Several other varieties of the species occur in the central and western states.
Habitats in which this plant occurs
Beach and Dune Habitats (Forests and Woodlands)
Early Successional Shrub/Brush Upland Habitats (Piedmont Old Field)
Early Successional Shrub/Brush Upland Habitats (Coastal Plain Old Field)
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