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 by county (🇺🇸 USA-48), 🗺 map (North America, Central America),  Adobe Acrobat Reader file 🗺 map (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).   Invasive > Alaska

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

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.

Learn more about 🍒︎ chokecherry Prunus virginiana

🔍︎ 🔍︎ images Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Michigan Flora Minnesota Wildflowers Missouri Botanical Garden Flora of North America NRCS PLANTS db USFS Wikipedia