Prunus susquehanae Willdenow. Subgenus: Microcerasus. Phen: Apr-May; Jul-Aug. Hab: Prairies, open rocky or sandy sites. Dist: Sw. ME and sw. QC west to MB, south to nc. and sw. NC, sc. TN (the Barrens region of the Eastern Highland Rim), and IL.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Catling, McKay-Kuja, & Mitrow (1999) support species status distinct from P. pumila, based on the greater distinctions of this entity from the other three in the complex.
Synonymy: = F, NE, NY, Va, Catling, McKay-Kuja, & Mitrow (1999); = Prunus cuneata Raf. – S; = Prunus pumila L. var. cuneata (Raf.) L.H.Bailey – C, G; = Prunus pumila L. var. susquehanae (Willd.) H.Jaeger – Ar, FNA9, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Pa, RAB; < Prunus pumila L. – Il, W, Robertson (1974)