European bird cherry USDA PLANTS Symbol: PRPA5
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Hardwood Trees Shrub or Subshrub
Prunus padus L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Rosales: Rosaceae
Native Range: Europe, N. Asia to Korea & Japan (REHD);

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Fruit(s);
Michael Shephard, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Tree(s);
Michael Shephard, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Michael Shephard, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Michael Shephard, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); Shrub to 15m in height. Poland
Gil Wojciech, Polish Forest Research Institute, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); 1. Flowering branchlet; flowers are in drooping racemes terminal on leafy shoots from lateral spurs with leaf-like bracts at base. Stipules at n. - 2. Branchlet with the leading shoot and short lateral ones with fruits (drupes) from spurs. - 3. Seed (stone). - 4. Seedling with cotyledons (c) and first leaves. - 5. Winter-branchlet; buds are tapered toward the apex, dark brown. - 6. Twig of the variety 'Leucocarpos' (= P. salzeri Zdarek) with ripe green fruits. - 7. Seed of the variety 'Leucocarpos'. After Hempel & Wilhelm, 1889. Photos and explanations from the book: Zelimir Borzan. "Tree and Shrub Names in Latin, Croatian, English, and German, with synonyms", University of Zagreb, 2001.
Zelimir Borzan, University of Zagreb, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Richard Webb, Self-employed horticulurist, Bugwood.org
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Twig(s)/Shoot(s); stick; bud
Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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Invasive Listing Sources:
Forest Service-Alaska, 2004
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
Reichard, Sarah. 1994.  Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. University of Washington Ph.D. dissertation.