Critically Imperiled (NatureServe)
The shrub is endemic to the Mojave Desert within northeastern San Bernardino County, California, where it is known only from the Vontrigger Hills and Lanfair Valley of the eastern Mojave National Preserve.  It occurs in desert scrub habitat.
The deciduous leaves have toothed, pointed, oval blades up to 2 or 3 centimeters long. They are lightly hairy in texture.
The plant occurs in the Mojave National Preserve, so is protected from some human activity, but is a Critically endangered species threatened by off-road vehicles, grazing, mining, and climate change.
- "Prunus eremophila". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
- Mojave Desert Wildflowers, Pam Mackay, 2nd ed., p173
- California Native Plant Society Rare Plant Profile
- The Nature Conservancy
- Prigge, B. A. (2002). A new species of Prunus (Rosaceae) from the Mojave Desert of California. Madroño 49 285–288.
- Calflora Database: Prunus eremophila (Desert plum)
- Jepson eFlora (TJM2) treatment of 'Prunus eremophila
- UC CalPhotos gallery: 'Prunus eremophila
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