Taxon  Report   6887 
Prunus cerasifera  Ehrh.
Cherry plum
Prunus cerasifera
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Prunus cerasifera
© 2002 James B. Gratiot
Prunus cerasifera
© 2008 Keir Morse
Prunus cerasifera, a dicot, is a tree that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Prunus cerasifera
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Prunus
Toxicity: MAJOR (SEEDS)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Prunus cerasifera var. pissardii
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Jepson eFlora

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USDA PLANTS Profile (PRCE2)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jun 25, 2016).

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