A Prudent Approach to Prunus

Native Plant Study Group

A prudent approach to Prunus: Understanding Washington’s plums, cherries, and laurels

Wednesday January 29th from 6:30-9:00 PM

WWU Biology Building Room 249

The forests of Western Washington are home to a couple native cherries, and a handful of esoteric ornamentals that are increasingly showing up in wild places. This week’s Native Plant Study group will examine the identifying characteristics of the Prunus genus and try and sort out confusing common names. We will study photographs, herbarium specimens, and fresh winter twigs.