Prunus hortulana L. H. Bailey
Common Name: WILD GOOSE PLUM
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad Tree

Prunus hortulana R. W. Smith

A large shrub or small, bushy tree presumably adventive from slightly farther south into a fencerow in Lenawee Co., where first collected by A. W. Cusick in 1992. This species somewhat resembles Prunus nigra, but with smaller flowers, more long-acuminate leaf tips, and greenish floral tube and sepals; it may be overlooked in southern Michigan.

Locations

Lenawee County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2831.