Prunus americana identification
American plum Rosaceae Prunus americana Marsh. symbol: PRAM Leaf: Alternate, simple, ovate to elliptical, finely serrated margin, sharply pointed tip, 3 to 4 inches long, green above, and slightly paler beneath. Flower: White, 5 petals, 1 inch across, long filaments, yellow anthers, appear in small clusters in early spring with the leaves.Prunus maritima: petals 38 mm long and fruit bluepurple to purpleblack (vs. P. americana, with petals 712 mm long and fruit red to yellow). prunus americana identification
Prunus americana, commonly called American plum, is a Missouri native, small, deciduous, single trunk tree or multistemmed shrub which occurs in rocky or sandy soils in woodlands, pastures, abandoned farms, streams and hedgerows throughout the State. As a tree, it typically grows to 1525' tall with a broad, spreading crown.
Prunus is a genus of trees and shrubs, which includes the plums, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, and almonds. Native to the northern temperate regions, there are 430 different species classified under Prunus. Many members of the genus are widely cultivated for their fruit and for decorative purposes. (Prunus americana) Leaves are alternate, simple, single toothed, and oval or oblong shaped. click on a county. When grown in the open, the common wild plum is a lowbranched, rounded tree, but becomes shrubby when grown in thickets or in crowded conditions. It is found throughout the state along fence rows, borders of woodsand waste places.prunus americana identification Prunus americana ranges from Maine to Manitoba and south to Iowa and Massachusetts. It is common in the southern third of Wisconsin, scattered north of that region, and apparently absent from the northernmost counties (except near Lake Superior on Bayfield County, and on the Apostle Islands).