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Bitter Cherry

Prunus emarginata

Native

A shrub or small tree that can grow up to 9 meters tall. This western species is most often found in moist, sparsely wooded areas often along streams. In older trees, Bitter Cherry is most easily identified by its reddish brown, or gray bark with horizontal lenticels. It is often found in moist, sparsely, wooded areas recently cleared; quite similar to the pin cherry.

Leaf

Oval or widest above the middle, 3-8 cm long; gradually tapering to the base, tip rounded or wedge-shaped; both surface dull yellowish-green, hairless

Flower

Small; 10-15 mm with five white petals and numerous hairlike stamens

Fruit/Seed

Bright red becoming very dark red; bitter, 6-15 mm across

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