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Bird Cherry Prunus padus and Wild Cherry  P. avium

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Twig of Bird Cherry

      
Twig Wild Cherry

Bird cherry in bud

Bird cherry in flower (above) and Wild cherry below

BIRD CHERRY leaf  Prunus padus.

There are two tiny yellow glands at the base of the leaf blade. Finely serrated.

 

Below: WILD CHERRY or GEAN Leaf 

Prunus avium.

There are two tiny red glands at the base of the leaf blade. The leaf is also more serrated.

Wild Cherry in fruit Photo: 1 July 2005

Bole of Wild Cherry has horizontal banding. Wild cherry in flower by the lake Bird cherry fruit   Photo: 4 August 2005