Prunus spinosa L.
Common Name: SLOE, BLACKTHORN
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad Tree

Spreading into thickets in Texas Tp., Kalamazoo Co., where collected in 1939, and apparently also in the Island Lake Recreation Area, Livingston Co. This is a Eurasian species, much branched and suckering, grown for its flowers, and rarely escaping from cultivation. In Europe the hard wood is used for walking sticks and tool handles.

Locations

Kalamazoo County
Livingston County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2528.