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Prunus avium

Prunus avium (L.) L.

Cerasus avium (L.) Moench

Mazzard Cherry

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRosalesRose family and eight others
FamilyRosaceaeIncludes apples, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, almonds, roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns; many others
GenusPrunusIncludes plums, cherries, peaches, apricots, and almonds
SpeciesaviumFrom Latin avium, “desert, a place of wilderness”

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Prunus avium description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Feb 2010.

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Prunus avium (Mazzard Cherry)

7/8/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 6 × 7" (16 × 17 cm) ID is uncertain

Prunus avium (Mazzard Cherry)

8/2/2008 · Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain

Prunus avium (Mazzard Cherry)

7/8/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm) ID is uncertain

Prunus avium (Mazzard Cherry)

7/8/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 3 × 3½" (7.5 × 8.6 cm) ID is uncertain

Prunus avium (Mazzard Cherry)

8/2/2008 · Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain

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