Plant ID forum: Wild 10' shrub, white flowers, blooming right now

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 31, 2018 6:14 PM CST

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Just noticed this one a few days ago, never saw it before. It is growing right on the edge of our woods. Blooms started a week ago and are now gone. Any ideas?

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Name: greene
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greene
Mar 31, 2018 6:21 PM CST
Black Cherry? Wild Cherry? Choke Cherry? Not enough details in the images.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 31, 2018 6:39 PM CST
It reminds me of the wild chokecherries that grow out here in the desert. They are large shrubs (20 or 30 feet tall). The locals call them 'Whiskey Cherries'.

They grow all over the desert near streams. My Grandmother used to make the most incredible Jam from them (it took a lot of sugar). The plants were so tall, I had to stand on the saddle of my horse to pick the fruit. Smiling

I think Prunus virginiana - Western Chokecherry.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 31, 2018 6:44 PM CST
The blooms remind me of Choke Cherry, for comparison:
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plantladylin
Mar 31, 2018 6:48 PM CST
https://www.wildflower.org/pla...

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Name: John
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ViburnumValley
Mar 31, 2018 8:55 PM CST
Definitely a species of cherry.

There are probably more than a few Prunus species that can grow in Texas. I would suspect it is NOT Prunus serotina, but probably one of the minor species.

Observe the maturation of the already forming fruit you've shown, to assist in the ID.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 1, 2018 7:32 AM CST

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Great, thank you all! I'll continue to observe the fruit formation on this shrub over the course of the season. Thumbs up
Name: greene
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greene
Apr 1, 2018 8:11 AM CST
Look at the leaf. If it's a Prunus serotina there will be two very tiny glands...this link has a photo with helpful arrows pointing where you should look. If there are no glands you can rule out P. serotina.

http://departments.bloomu.edu/...
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Name: Frank Mosher
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fwmosher
Apr 1, 2018 9:11 AM CST
Darn: I could have identified this one!! Have to set my alarm for 4 am! LOL.
Name: greene
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greene
Apr 1, 2018 10:43 AM CST
fwmosher said:Darn: I could have identified this one!! Have to set my alarm for 4 am! LOL.


Confused The plant has not yet been identified.
Excuse me, but I do not see an ID in your post. What do you think this plant is? Thank you. Thank You!


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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 1, 2018 1:10 PM CST
greene said: Confused The plant has not yet been identified.
Excuse me, but I do not see an ID in your post. What do you think this plant is? Thank you. Thank You!


@greene I think Frank was agreeing that it is a Prunus species.
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Name: greene
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greene
Apr 1, 2018 1:37 PM CST
Thank you for answering for Frank. I was kind of hoping Frank would offer up an ID for this plant himself.

My secret hope is that it is the special Prunus that only grows in certain parts of Texas. Prunus serotina Ehrh. var. eximia (Small) Little aka Edwards Plateau Black Cherry. Keeping my fingers crossed. Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 1, 2018 3:28 PM CST
Well, I've never seen it in this part of Texas, if that is any help.
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