Chokecherry Prunus virginiana Linnaeus  

Status:

Chokecherry is strictly a montane species and any populations east of the Catoctin Mountains should be considered introduced. The Kent County population is interesting because it is located on ancient shell middens which hold many interesting plant species that have montane affinities.

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Host plant for various moth species including Suzuki's Promalactis Moth (Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington), American Dagger Moth and Banded Tussock Moth (Database of World's Lapidopteran Host Plant).

Host plant for various butterfly species including Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Coral Hairstreak.

There are 48 records in the project database.

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Chokecherry in Garrett Co., Maryland (5/11/2019). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

A Chokecherry blooming in Green Co., Wisconsin (4/8/2012). Photo by Corey Raimond. (MBP list)

Chokecherry fruit in Garrett Co., Maryland (9/27/2012). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)


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