Another Native at Countryside Gardens

Another NATIVE butterfly host plant at Countryside Gardens is Black Cherry also known as Prunus serotina, wild black cherry, rum cherry, or mountain black cherry. A deciduous woody plant species, this widespread species is the largest and most important native cherry. The valuable wood is used particularly for furniture, paneling, professional and scientific instruments, handles, and toys. Wild cherry cough medicine, is obtained from the bark, and jelly and wine are prepared from the fruit. Host plant for Eastern tiger swallowtail, Red spotted purple & Coral Hairstreak. 

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