sand cherry

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Noun1.sand cherry - small straggling American cherry growing on sandy soil and having minute scarcely edible purplish-black fruit
genus Prunus, Prunus - a genus of shrubs and trees of the family Rosaceae that is widely distributed in temperate regions
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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I have watered the red huckleberry, the sand cherry and the nettle-tree, the red pine and the black ash, the white grape and the yellow violet, which might have withered else in dry seasons.
Pawnee Buttes' sand cherry (Prunus besseyi), a ground-cover form of the Rocky Mountain native, stays under 18 inches tall but can spread to 6 feet.
Lake Boulevard in Tahoe Vista, has a wide selection of flowering plants (columbines are especially noteworthy) as well as fruiting shrubs--chokecherry, cranberry bush, elderberry, and sand cherry.