Also called bitter-berry, 🐦︎🍒︎ Virginia bird cherry, and 🍒︎ western chokecherry.  Part of almond / apricot / cherry / nectarine / peach / plum  genus Prunus in rose  family Rosaceae and apple / berry / buckthorn / elm / hemp / rose  order Rosales.

Native to much of 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA, and some of 🇲🇽 Mexico.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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

🚼︎ For kids!  This plant described in a USDA Forest Service celebrating wildflowers coloring page (colors).

Learn more about 🍒︎ chokecherry Prunus virginiana

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