Prunus virginiana

ClassificationDicots
FamilyRosaceae
Family (Traditional)Rosaceae
GenusPrunus
SpeciesPrunus virginiana L.
Common Namechokecherry
Growth Habittree
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: tree; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Broadly Elliptic;Broadly Oblong;Elliptic;Oblong;Obovate;Ovate; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Serrate;Serrulate;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: White; Fruit Color: Black ;
*Average C-Value: 2.9
C value 3
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[S1] KY[S3S4] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Prunus virginiana f. deamii Prunus virginiana fo. deamii G. N. Jones
Prunus virginica Prunus virginica

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Hickman (KY), Lewis (KY), Blount (TN), Coffee (TN), DeKalb (TN), Greene (TN), Hamilton (TN), Johnson (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sumner (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, HTTU, MTSU, SWMT, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1939 - 2012

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0121022 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Prunus virginiana
TENN-V-0121024 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Prunus virginiana
TENN-V-0121027 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Prunus virginiana
TENN-V-0121021 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Prunus virginiana
TENN-V-0121023 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Prunus virginiana
UCHT016083 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Prunus virginiana
UCHT016024 Tennessee
UCHT
Prunus virginiana
UCHT016074 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Prunus virginiana
APSC0111334 Lewis Kentucky
APSC
Prunus virginiana
HTTU029423 Hickman Kentucky
HTTU
Prunus virginiana
HTTU029424 Hickman Kentucky
HTTU
Prunus virginiana
HTTU029495 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Prunus virginiana
MTSU008187 Sumner Tennessee 08 Nov 1991 M R Stewart
MTSU
Prunus virginiana
MTSU007962 Coffee Tennessee 18 Apr 1987 Kim A. Davis
7
MTSU
Prunus virginiana
UCHT036407 Tennessee
UCHT
Prunus virginiana
SWMT01711 Tennessee 21 Apr 1975 James H. Graves
SWMT
Prunus virginiana
TENN-V-0121025 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Prunus virginiana
TENN-V-0121020 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Prunus virginiana
TENN-V-0121026 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Prunus virginiana
UCHT016075 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Prunus virginiana
UCHT016071 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Prunus virginiana
HTTU030056 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Prunus virginiana
HTTU029496 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Prunus virginiana
MTSU008185 Rutherford Tennessee 07 Mar 2012 Timothy Gassler
12
MTSU
Prunus virginiana
MTSU008188 Coffee Tennessee 19 Oct 1991 Chris Bumgarner
MTSU
Prunus virginiana
SWMT01709 Tennessee 01 Jun 1939 Noce Bardren Baird
SWMT
Prunus virginiana
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Prunus virginiana - Milo Pyne
Prunus virginiana - Milo Pyne
Prunus virginiana - Milo Pyne
Prunus virginiana - Milo Pyne
Prunus virginiana - Milo Pyne
Prunus virginiana - Milo Pyne