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Plant Details

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana

Chokecherry, Choke Cherry

Scientific Name:

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana

Common Name:

Chokecherry, Choke Cherry

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Tree/Shrub

Habitat Description:

“Forming clonal thickets in oak and northern hardwood forests” (Weakley 2015). Uncommon in the NC Mountains.

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

W7: Watch List: Poorly Known in NC (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Var. virginiana is the only variety in NC. NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank: G4G5

Plant in Bloom

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Black Mountain, mid-May 2005
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Blooming Branches

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Black Mountain, mid-May 2005
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Branch with Bloom

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Black Mountain, mid-May 2005
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Bloom

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Black Mountain, mid-May 2005
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Closeup of Bloom

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Black Mountain, mid-May 2005
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Leaf

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Black Mountain, mid-May 2005
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Berries

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Black Mountain, mid-May 2005
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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