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Plant    Species Name:
Prunus virginiana L.
syn. Padus nana (Du Roi) M. Roemer
syn. Padus virginiana (L.) P. Mill

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Kamiah, Idaho   May 29, 1806
Little Muddy River, North Dakota   August 10, 1806

Images of specimens in the Lewis and Clark herbarium. . . .

Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa (PH-LC 179) "collected May 29, 1806 on the Kooskoosky (Clearwater) River".

Prunus virginiana (PH-LC 180) "collected August 10, 1806 on the Missouri River".

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Journal Entries:

Capt. Clark, May 29, 1806--The Choke Cherry has been in blume since the 20th inst.   it is a simple branching ...  more>>

Web Resources
On the Botany Trail: FRUITS
By Mouth of the Platte Study Group, Univ. of Nebraska, Omaha

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collected by E.J. Palmer 37139, Deadwood, South Dakota, 10 June 1929

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collected by R.S. Williams 392, Great Falls (flowers) and Columbia Falls (fruit), 10 June (flowers) & 6 September (fruit) 1892

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Prunus virginiana (Cooper03796)

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Prunus virginiana (Cooper00726)

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