Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Sour Cherry - Prunus cerasus   L.
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DistributionMostly the Piedmont and Mountains; rare in the Sandhills.

Native of Eurasia; in N.A. scattered across much of the U.S. and Canada.
AbundanceUncommon, except rare in the Sandhills.
HabitatDisturbed woods, roadside woodland margins, woods on campus, roadsides.
PhenologyFowering April-May; fruiting June-July.
IdentificationSour Cherry is similar to Sweet Cherry (P. avium), differing mainly in the coarser and blunter leaf teeth, and the leaf undersides are glabrous at maturity rather than pubescent in that species.
Taxonomic Comments
Other Common Name(s)Pie Cherry
State RankSE
Global RankGNR
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