Prunus padus L.

Bird Cherry

Deciduous tree to 15 m tall. Leaves elliptic to obovate, to 12 cm long, acuminate, finely toothed. Flowers white, fragrant, to 15 mm wide, 10 or more in cylindrical racemes 9-10 cm long, arising from short leafy shoots. Fruits spherical, black, 8 mm wide.

Europe to Japan.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Prunus L.