Prunus domestica   prune or European plum
           (Alt: Prunus vulgaris )
Rosaceae
non-native                      woody           
Distribution: Mid Elevation

UW Burke Herbarium Link: Prunus domestica
USDA Plants Link: Prunus domestica   (PRDO)


The commonly cultivated European plum (Prunus domestica, alternatively P. vulgaris) is sporadically encountered in the Boise Front, usually where persisting around old homesteads (as in Five-Mile Gulch) or as single trees in suitable habitat (e.g., Hidden Springs wetlands).  It is a small tree with blunt, hairy leaves and hairy twigs.  Mature fruit are dark with a paler bluish bloom.






Trail guides, walks or articles that mention Prunus domestica