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Prunus serotina Ehrh.
Amygdalaceae (New South Wales)Rosaceae (Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia)
American cherry, American black cherry, black cherry, cabinet cherry, plum cherry, rum cherry, Virginian prune, whiskey cherry, whisky cherry, wild black cherry, wild cherry
Native to eastern Canada (i.e. Quebec and south-eastern New Brunswick), eastern USA, Mexico and Guatemala.
Locally naturalised in the ACT and in the central tablelands region of New South Wales.
Wild black cherry (Prunus serotina) is regarded as an environmental weed in the ACT and New South Wales, and as a potential environmental weed or "sleeper weed" in other parts of southern Australia.
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