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Plant    Species Name:
Prunus emarginata (Dougl. ex Hook.) Walp.
syn. Prunus emarginata var. crenulata (Greene) Kearney & Peebles

Common Name:
bitter cherry


Kamiah, Idaho   May 29, 1806

The only documentation for this plant is the specimen itself and the label in Pursh's handwriting, noted as a copy of Lewis' label:
     "Prunus   A smaller shrub than the Choak cherry,   the natives count it a good fruit.  On the Kooskooskae   May 29th, 1806"

An image of the specimen in the Lewis and Clark herbarium. . . .

Prunus emarginata (PH-LC 178).

The copyright for this image is retained by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; this image is used with their permission.

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collected by W.F. Mueggler 57-M-18, Idaho Co., Idaho, 16 May 1957

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Prunus emarginata (T. Hagan)

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Prunus emarginata (M. Rivers Smith)

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Prunus emarginata (M. Rivers Smith)

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