Rosaceae
Prunus virginiana

Chokecherry

Shrub or small tree. Leaves 2–3 in., deciduous, oblong or oval with round base and pointed tips, finely toothed. White flowers, many, in clusters that are much longer than wide. Fruit dark red or purple to black. Grows in wooded, rocky slopes, edges of forests, along streams, at low to mid-elevations. Found throughout western North America excluding Alaska. Important food for birds.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--12 feet
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Moist Riverbanks
  • Found In: Siskiyous, West Gorge, Steens, Wallowas, N Cascades NP, Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes