May. 16, 2019

sand cherry, Prunus pumila

Here's sand cherry at the beach. Pretty much where it always is in Michigan. But in places without beaches (go west), it takes advantage of whatever sand it can find. This is a shrub that won't get much taller than we do. And if it does, it may soon find itself shorter again as the sands shift around its feet. Sand cherries grow in AR(T), CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA(T), ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY(T), OH, OR, PA(R), SD, TN(T), UT, VT, WI, WY, MB, NB, ON, QC, and SK. Oceana Co MI, 5/29/14.