Native SpeciesChokecherry

Prunus virginiana
FOUND by TheChokecherries
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Field Notes
I am happy because... we were outside I see, hear, smell... I hear voices, birds I see people, plants I smell fresh air I am surprised because we found choke cherries. Questions I ran into Why are some Choke Cherries red and some are purple?
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We could see the berries.
Photo of my evidence.
The leaves in our photo match the ones in the professional photo.
Photo of my evidence.
The stems both match. The stem is smooth, brown and gray.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Prunus virginiana
Common name:
Count of individuals: 
Between 1/4 and 1/2
Fruit (plants)
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.739300 °
W -68.844000 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Pond area Reeds Brook
Trip date: 
Mon, 2010-10-04 12:01
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
4 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
Tree canopy cover: 
Open to 1/4 covered
Soil moisture: 


Raceme is used for stem system of a cluster of flowers and later on, berries.

Thanks! I will make sure I use it correctly :)


Hi Sniffly,

Not sure. Raceme refers to the stem system of a cluster of berries. Not sure if it is used for single fruits like apples. Good question, I'll have to check that out.

Hi Chokecherries,

The photo looks good, but it is hard to tell for sure. Could you possibly take a photo of the bark of the main trunk of the shrub? Also, could you take a close photo of the raceme(fruit stem)? Black cherry is similar to chokecherry. The fruit on the chokecherry is clumped close together and the black cherry fruit is slightly spaced out on the raceme.
I think you have found it, but want to be sure.

Cool! I never knew the word raceme before. Is that the name of the stem for all fruit? Like the stem on apples that I twist off?


The pictures that you have was very interesting.

I like the drawing