State - Tennessee
County - Rutherford
Identification - Prunus americana
Location - Barfield Crescent Park on left side of the right fork of the trail behind the wildlife station
Description - Small tree with alternate simple ovate toothed leaves, much insect damage, globular reddish drupe approx 1 in diameter.
Associated Species - Toxicodendron radicans, Euonymous americanus, Diospyros virginiana, Sassafras albidum
Date - 9 Sep 2014
Collector Name - Lauren S Hanberry
Collection number - 44
A branch off the large nearby tree next to this plant has fallen and snapped or bent the base of the plant. The bark is fairly smooth and there are thorns. The leaves are alternate, tomentose and light green.
Common Name: American Plum
Small tree about 6 ft-8ft tall. Small very serrated leaves and yellow/orange/red/pink 1-2in drupes.
Lots of veins on the leaf with a tip on it. The tree was small and was competing with other trees.
Prunus americana, commonly called the American plum, wild plum, or Marshall's large yellow sweet plum, is a species of Prunus native to North America from Saskatchewan to New Mexico east to New Hampshire and Florida. It has often been planted outside its core range and sometimes escapes cultivation. It is commonly confused with the Canada plum (Prunus nigra), although the fruit is smaller and rounder and bright red as opposed to yellow. Many cultivated varieties have...