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West Fork of Oak Creek
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West Fork of Oak Creek
Max Licher @http://swbiodiversity.org
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Flowers
West Fork of Oak Creek
Max Licher @http://swbiodiversity.org
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West Fork of Oak Creek
Max Licher @http://swbiodiversity.org
Plant Description

Origin: Native  Similar Species: Prunus serotina
General Description: Deciduous. Small upright tree often forming shrubby thickets. Trunk up to 8 inches in diameter. Capable of producing new trees by suckering.
Identification notes: Leaves rounded at their base, soft hairs or smooth, blades occasionally glandular beneath; white flowers in long slender clusters on short branches; fleshy fruit with thin skin and a central stone.
Height: 25 feet     Width: 25 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Found in coniferous forests and heavily wooded areas.
Plant Communities: Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 4500 - 8000 feet


Flowers

Color: White   Shape: Regular in elongated clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Apr - Jun
Description: 5 rounded petals to 1/2 inch wide in cylindrical cluster to 4 inches long.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Shiny green above with lighter green below. Elliptical to 4 inches long by 2 inches wide and with fine saw-toothed margins.


Fruit

Color: Dark red to black   Type: Berry-like   Description: Clusters of dark red to black juicy berries (drupes) to 3/8 inch in diameter.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Grayish-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Smooth   Bark and Branch Description: Smooth, grayish-brown with conspicuous lens-shaped areas of that develop into shallow fissures. Bark become darker and scaly as plants age.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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