Calflora
Taxon  Report   6898    
Prunus virginiana  L.  var. demissa  (Nutt.) Torr.
Chokecherry,  Western choke cherry, Western chokecherry
Prunus virginiana var. demissa, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
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Bloom Period
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Prunus
Parent: Prunus virginiana

Toxicity: MAJOR (SEEDS)

Wetlands:
Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Communities: Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Prunus demissa
PLANTS: Prunus virginiana ssp. demissa
ICPN: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa
More information about  Prunus virginiana var. demissa
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (PRVID)


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 11, 2020).