Prunus tomentosa Thunb.
Common Name: NANKING CHERRY
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad Shrub

Native to eastern Asia, spreading readily from seed in cultivation to fencerows, borders of forests, and vacant or untended lots. First collected in 1974 in Ingham Co., but now doubtless more widespread in open thickets and woodlot edges near urban areas than the map suggests. The petals of this small bushy shrub are white, appearing just before the leaves in early spring; the calyx and filaments are flushed with red, so flowering plants may appear to be pinkish.

Locations

Eaton County
Ingham County
Lenawee County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2529.