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Mazard Cherry




Introduced from England; occasionally spontaneous along fences and the

borders of woodlands. As an escape, 25-50 feet high, with a trunk

diameter of 1-2 feet; head oblong or ovate; branches mostly ascending.

Leaves ovate to obovate, more or less pubescent beneath, serrate, 3-5

inches long; leafstalk about 1/2 inch long, often glandular near base of

leaf; inflorescence in umbels; flowers white, expanding with the leaves;

fruit dark red, sweet, mostly inferior or blighted.






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