C04: Bird Cherry: Prunus padus

This is a British Native which occurs throughout Northern Europe and the mountains of Spain and Portugal to the Caucasus and the Himalayas. Here it is commonly a component of woodland and scrub, and is found along wet stream banks and the edges of cultivated land on chalky soil. It grows to 16 m, and flowers with dense spikes of white flowers. It is a member of the Rosa family. The fruit are small and black, in some parts of eastern Europe the fruits are dried and ground to make flour for cakes. There are three in the park and the cultivar is probably the most common one, waterii,

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