Prunus serotina is known by the common names Black Cherry, Wild Black Cherry, Rum Cherry, or Mountain Black Cherry.
The tree. This tree is 20+ feet high; it's growing in the open along a fence line at our place. Usually I see them growing at the edge of woods.
Flowers fully open
The ‘green’ berries. The will be black when ripe. The fruit is edible and is used commercially as a flavoring.
Prunus serotina is native to the United States and grows in the eastern United States and Canada. It also grows in Arizona, New Mexico, and British Columbia.
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- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Prunus serotina (Black Cherry)
- Southeastern Flora: Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
- Wikipedia: Prunus serotina
- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower