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Pin Cherry - Prunus pensylvanica


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4?

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Shrub or small tree 3–5 m, similar to P. emarginata. Twigs reddish, glabrous. Leaf blades lanceolate to elliptic, short-acuminate, 2–6 cm long, glabrous. Inflorescence a hemispheric, 4- to 6-flowered corymb appearing with the leaves. Flowers: hypanthium obconic, 2–3 mm long, glabrous; sepals ovate, reflexed, 2–3 mm long; petals 5–7 mm long, sometimes hairy at the base. Drupe a red cherry, 4–7 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to NL south to MT, CO, SD, LA and VA (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 10

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Habitat
Open forest, woodlands, thickets; plains, valleys to lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Pin Cherry — Prunus pensylvanica.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from