Black Cherry, Prunus serotina
Rosaceae or Rose Family
large tree with dark, rough outer bark. Reddish inner bark is
exposed by cracks; bark on young twigs also reddish and has short
Leaves oval, pointed at both ends. Flowers in an elongated
cluster, with five round white petals. Fruit an edible cherry.
Blooms in late spring.
Occasional in the Park woodlands.
No other cherry, and probably no other tree, in Wildwood has
white flowers in long clusters. In fruit, long clusters of
cherries also identify it. Sweet cherry has more cherry-like cherries, and the flowers and fruits are in smaller, rounder clusters.