Prunus serotina


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Pru·nus ser·o·ti·na

the wild black cherry; a botanic source of wild cherry. See: Prunus virginiana.
A deciduous shrub, the bark of which contains coumarins, cyanogenic glycosides, prussic acid, tannins, and volatile oil; it is antitussive, and an ingredient of cough syrups
Toxicity The pits and leaves contain hydrocyanic acid—which metabolizes to cyanide, causing incoordination, imbalance, possibly death

Prunus serotina,

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strobus (G) Seedling Populus grandidentata Sapling Yes Prunus serotina Adult Quercus alba Adult Q.
ellipsodalis, Populus tremuloides, and Prunus serotina.
This interpretation is supported by the absence of flood and fire intolerant species such as Sassafras albidum and Prunus serotina in these vegetation types.
Based on relative density and relative basal area of trees with a dbh [greater than or equal to] 10cm (4 in), they reported 17 species, and the seven species with the highest importance values to be Fagus grandifolia (32), Prunus serotina (16), Liriodendron tulipifera (10), Fraxinus americana (10), Carya cordiformis (6.
Ryvarden, which was growing on Prunus serotina (#1648).
Fagus grandifolia, Prunus serotina, and Quercus alba each show a decrease in importance value between 1988 and 1999.
It follows that replacement appears likely for the principal shade-tolerant canopy species Acer saccharum, Prunus serotina, Sassafras albidum, and Fraxinus americana (Table 1).
It is primarily dominated by Acer saccharum, Aesculus glabra, Fraxinus americana, Juglans nigra, Prunus serotina, and Ulmus spp.
The study was performed in 2002 at Center Hill Landfill, Cincinnati, OH where five species of tree seedlings (Fraxinus pennsylvanica, Robinia pseudoacacia, Prunus serotina, Quercus macrocarpa, Populus spp.
Other members common in the tree layer include Acer saccharinum, Prunus serotina, Quercus palustris and Ulmus americana.
Subdominant species at the site include: Aesculus glabra, Celtis occidentalis, Fraxinus americana, Prunus serotina, Quercus rubra, and Ulmus rubra.