|Subgenus:||Prunus subg. Prunus|
|Section:||Prunus sect. Prunocerasus|
Prunus hortulana, called the hortulan plum and wild goose plum, is a fruit shrub in the rose family found in the central United States in: Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia. Populations east of the Appalachians probably represent naturalizations.
Prunus hortulana is a deciduous tree with a trunk diameter of up to 15 centimetres (5.9 in) and an overall height of 6 metres (20 ft) or more. Leaves are green and hairless on the top but hairy on the underside. White flowers in clusters of 2-4 appear in the Spring. Fruits are red or yellow drupes with white dots, reportedly sweet and pleasant-tasting. The species grows in upland forests and near streams.
There are several domesticated cultivars and hybrids with other Prunus.
- illustration from Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 324
- "Prunus hortulana L.H.Bailey". The Plant List. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
- "Prunus hortulana". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved January 22, 2014.
- "Prunus hortulana L. H. Bailey". Catalogue of Life. October 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
- Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
- "Prunus hortulana Bailey". Oklahoma Biological Survey. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
- Flora of North America, Prunus hortulana L. H. Bailey, 1892. Hortulan or wild goose plum
- Bailey, Liberty Hyde 1892. Garden & Forest 5(209): 90
- Wight, William Franklin (April 2, 1915). Native American Species of Prunus. Washington, D. C.: United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
- photo of herbarium specimen at Missouri Botanical Garden, collected in Missouri in 2013, including photo showing ripe red fruits.
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