Also called bitter-berry, 🐦︎🍒︎ Virginia bird cherry, and 🍒︎ western chokecherry.

Part of almond / apricot / 🍒︎ cherry / 🍊︎ nectarine / 🍑︎ peach / plum  genus Prunus in 🌹︎ rose  family Rosaceae in 🍎︎ apple / 🍇︎ berry / buckthorn / elm / hemp / 🌹︎ rose  order Rosales.

Native to much of 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA, and some of 🇲🇽 Mexico.   🌎︎ Map (.pdf).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Prunus hosts caterpillars of 456 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  This plant is also known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

🚼︎ For kids!  This plant described in a USDA Forest Service coloring page ⚘❀ Celebrating Wildflowers (colors).

Learn more about 🍒︎ chokecherry Prunus virginiana

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