PlantsFlowering PlantsRose FamilyPlums & Peach — Genus Prunus
Chickasaw Plum
Prunus angustifolia
Tree or shrub. Leaves alternate, simple. Flowers with 5 petals and many stamens, superior ovary, 1 style. Fruit is a drupe with a single stone.
Chickasaw Plum
Chickasaw Plum —  Prunus angustifolia [1,2]
Shrub, only rarely a small tree to 4m tall. Usually in thickets. Mature leaves folded, 2-6(-8)cm long, 1-2cm wide. Flowers 2-4 per umbel. Petals 3-7mm long, white. Pedicels 2-6mm. Flowering Feb-Apr. Fruits red ripening to yellow in late summer, 2-2.5cm long.
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Carolina Laurelcherry —  Prunus caroliniana [1]
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European Plum —  Prunus domestica [1]
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Oklahoma Plum —  Prunus gracilis [1]
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Havard's Plum —  Prunus havardii [1]
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Hortulan Plum —  Prunus hortulana [1]
Mexican Plum
Mexican Plum —  Prunus mexicana [1,2,3]
Tree to 12m tall. Usually solitary. Common. Mature leaves toothed, 3-6cm wide. Flowers in clusters of 2-4(-6), appearing before or with leaves. Petals 7-11mm long, white. Pedicels 6-11(-13)mm. Calyx densely pubescent inside and less so outside. Flowering Feb-Apr. Fruit in clusters.
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Texas Almond —  Prunus minutiflora [1]
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Wildgoose Plum —  Prunus munsoniana [1,3]
Shrub or tree to 10m tall. Usually in thickets. Rare. Mature leaves (6-)7-10cm long. Petals 3-7mm long, white to pinkish. Pedicels 5-15mm. Flowering Mar. Fruit ripens to yellow. Apparently there are only two known trees in Collin County, growing in a thicket with P. rivularis, and even that is questioned.
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Murray's Plum —  Prunus murrayana [1]
Peach
Peach —  Prunus persica [1,2]
Tree. Usually solitary. Petals 15-25mm long, pink to red. Ovary hairy. Flowering Mar-Apr. Fruits 5-8cm in diameter, velvety.
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Thicket Plum —  Prunus rivularis [1]
Shrub. Usually in thickets. Mature leaves folded, 5-6(-7)cm long, (1.5-)2-4cm wide. Flowers in clusters of 2-4(-8), appearing with leaves. Petals 3-7mm long, white to pinkish. Pedicels 5-15mm. Flowering Feb-Apr. Fruits yellow with/or red, 1.3-2cm long.
Black Cherry
Black Cherry —  Prunus serotina [1,2]
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Peachbush —  Prunus texana [1]
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Flatwood Plum —  Prunus umbellata [1,3]
Tree. Usually solitary. Rare. Mature leaves 4-7(-7.5)cm long, less than 3(-3.5)cm wide. Leaf margins finely serrate. Petals 7-11mm, white to pinkish. Pedicels 9-17mm. Calyx densely pubescent inside and sparsely outside. Flowering Feb-Apr. Fruit ripens to purple.
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Chokecherry —  Prunus virginiana [1]
Evidence that species is found in Texas:
  1. USDA Plants Database, advanced search for Texas plants from the United States Department of Agriculture.
  2. Rick's iNaturalist observations, nature observations of Richard K. Murphy. Identifications are not necessarily confirmed by other users.
  3. Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Texas, Volume 1, B.L. Turner, Holly Nichols, Geoffrey Denny and Oded Doron, Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), Fort Worth, Texas, 2003.
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