The Prunus Americana
is commonly known as American Plum
, Pottawattami Plum
, Red Plum
, River Plum
, Wild Plum
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American plum is distributed throughout much of northeastern Canada and
a major portion of the United States, although it is less common west of
the Great Plains. This native plum occurs from Massachusetts west to
Manitoba and western Montana, south through the Rocky Mountains to New
Mexico and Arizona, and eastward to northwestern Florida [10
species is not found in the Texas Panhandle [9
The fully documented scientific name of American plum is Prunus
americana Marsh. [9
]. A number of horticultural varieties have
been derived from this native plum.
American plum hybridizes with chickasaw plum (P. angustifolia) [19
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Much of the information presented here is attributed to:
McMurray, N. 1987. Prunus americana. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online].
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available at USDA Forest Service.