Also called wild plum.  Part of almond / apricot / cherry / nectarine / peach / plum  genus Prunus and rose  family Rosaceae and apple / berry / buckthorn / elm / hemp / rose  order Rosales.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA Midwest and East.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Prunus hosts caterpillars of 456 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Bloom dates (Illinois) (.pdf).

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