Indian-plum Rosaceae Oemleria cerasiformis
Leaf:Alternate, simple, deciduous; generally elliptical or oblong, 2 to 5 inches long, light green and smooth above and paler below; margins are entire to wavy; fresh foliage tastes like cucumber. Among the first plant to leaf-out in the spring.
Flower:Species is dioecious; whitish-green, inconspicuous, appearing in April to May.
Fruit:Ovoid drupes up to 1/2 inch long, orange or yellow when young but blue-black when mature; borne on a red stem.
Twig:Slender, green turning to reddish brown, pith chambered, conspicuous orange lenticles.
Bark:Smooth, reddish brown to dark gray.
Form:An erect, loosely branched shrub reaching 15 feet.