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Native Plants Of Our Region- Chokecherries

Chokecherries have dark berries in summer in this region. Historic Omaha-Ponca Indians called chokecherries “little cherry”. Dakota Indians signified “month when cherries are ripe” as part of their calendar. Chokecherries may be found naturally along horse trails in wetter areas at Lewis & Clark Recreation Area. Pits of chokecherries are small and removal difficult, so … Continue reading