Cherry

Prunus serotina

Cherry


Most parts of the Black Cherry or Wild Cherry are poisonous including the seeds, leaves, and bark. The fruit may be eaten once the seeds are discarded. Poisoning can cause such symptoms as twitching, spasms, difficult breathing, paralysis of the voice, coma of short duration, and death. Cyanide poisoning can happen suddenly and without warning. Related species of Prunus such as plum, almond, laurel cherry, cherry laurel, cherry, and peach — both cultivated and native types — may also be poisonous. Even the common apple or crab apple seeds are poisonous.