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Rose Family
21 species
Yoshino Cherry
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Prunus
Species: Yedoensis
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated April 30 2010
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Perennial tree - also known as Somei-yoshino - hybrid (P.
subhirtella & P. speciosa?) - High Park trees were a gift
from Japan - may be referred to as Sakura (Cherry tree /
blossom or Japanese flowering cherry) - native to Asia
Pin Cherry
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Prunus
Species: Pensylvanica
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated October 28 2009
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Perennial shrub / tree - also known as Fire, Wild Red or
Bird Cherry - native to North America
Common Apple
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Malus
Species: Sylvestris
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated July 6 2010
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Perennial shrub / tree - also known as European Wild,
Orchard or Domestic Apple - hybrid (many
cultivars) - native
to Eurasia
European? Mountain Ash
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Sorbus
Species: Aucuparia?
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated March 15 2016
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Perennial shrub / tree - two native Mountain Ash trees (S.
ameriana and S. decora) are less lilkey to be found in the
city - the buds of European Mountain Ash are hairy whereas
the two native species have glossy buds - native to Europe
Japanese Spirea (also Spiraea)
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Spiraea
Species: Japonica
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated December 27 2011
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Perennial shrub - also known as Japanese Meadowsweet -
many
cultivars - introduced to North America as an
ornamental - native to East Asia
Narrow-leaved Meadowsweet
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Spiraea
Species: Alba
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated January 8 2012
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Perennial shrub - also known as Narrowleaf or White
Meadowsweet - most sources list S. alba and S. latifolia
(Broad-leaved Meadowsweet) as distinct species, others
list S. latifolia as a variety or synonym of S. alba  - native to
eastern North America
Smooth? Serviceberry
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Amelanchier
Species: Laevis?
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated August 6 2011
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Perennial shrub / tree - also known as Smooth Juneberry,
Smooth Shadbush, Allegheny Serviceberry - similar to
Downy Serviceberry (A. arborea) and possibly a variety of it -
native to eastern North America
False Spirea (also Spiraea)
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Sorbaria
Species: Sorbifolia
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated March 8 2012
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Perennial shrub - also known as Mountain Ash Spirea -
leaves similar to
Staghorn Sumac and Mountain Ash -
native to East Asia
Purple-flowering Raspberry
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Rubus
Species: Odoratus
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated January 21 2014
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Perennial shrub - native to eastern North America
Black Raspberry
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Rubus
Species: Occidentalis
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated October 15 2015
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Perennial shrub - also known as Thimbleberry - fruit is
black when ripe - native to eastern North America
Red Raspberry
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Rubus
Species: Idaeus (variety strigosus)
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated October 26 2015
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Perennial shrub - also known as Wild Red Raspberry - fruit
is red when ripe - native variety of  cultivated raspberry (R.
idaeus) of European origin
Multiflora Rose
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Rosa
Species: Multiflora
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated January 26 2014
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Perennial shrub / vine - also known as Many-flowered or
Japanese Rose - flower may be pink - native to eastern Asia
Blackberry
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Rubus
Species: Allegheniensis?
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated May 5 2013
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Perennial shrub - similar to R. flagellaris (see below), R.
hispidus, R. pensilvanicus - fruit is black when ripe - native
to North America
Common Ninebark
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Physocarpus
Species: Opulifolius
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated December 28 2015
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Perennial shrub - native to eastern North America
Black Cherry
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Prunus
Species: Serotina
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated April 3 2014
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Perennial shrub / tree - ripe fruit is black - native to North
America
Choke Cherry
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Prunus
Species: Virginiana
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated December 13 2014
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Perennial shrub / tree - ripe fruit is dark red or black -
usually a shrub but sometimes a small tree - native to North
America
Yoshino Cherry -  fruit approx. 1 cm - flower approx. 3 cm - leaves to 15 cm - height to 10 m - High Park - April 2010
European? Mountain Ash - fruit approx. 1 cm - flower approx. 7 mm - leaflet to 5 cm - compound leaf to 25 cm - height to 15 m - Humber Bay Park - August 2010
Japanese Spirea - flower approx. 5 mm - leaves to 8 cm - height to 1.8 m - West Don Valley (Sunnybrook Park) - June 2011
Smooth? Serviceberry - fruit approx. 1 cm - flower approx. 3 cm - leaves 3 to 8 cm - height to 9 m - Marie Curtis Park - May 2010
False Spirea - flower approx. 6 mm - leaflet to 8 cm - compound leaf to 40 cm - height to 2 m - Colonel Danforth Park - July 2009
Purple-flowering Raspberry - flower to 5 cm - fruit to 2 cm - leaves to 20 cm - height to 1.5 m - East Don Valley (Taylor Creek Park) - June 2012
Black Raspberry - flower approx. 1.5 cm - fruit to 1.5 cm - leaflet to 8 cm - height to 2 m - Toronto Islands - May 2012
Red Raspberry - flower approx. 1 cm - fruit to 1 cm - leaflet to 10 cm - height to 2 m - High Park - May 2012
Multiflora Rose - flower to 4 cm - fruit approx 8 mm - leaf to 10 cm - height to 5 m - East Don Parkland - June 2012
Blackberry - flower approx. 2.5 cm - fruit to 2 cm - 3 or 5 leaflets to 10 cm - height to 2 m - High Park - June 2012
Black Cherry - fruit approx. 1 cm - flower approx. 1 cm - raceme 10 to 15 cm - leaves 5 to 15 cm - height to 22 m - West Don Valley (Wilket Creek Park) - May 2012
Choke Cherry - fruit approx. 1 cm - flower approx. 1 cm - raceme 8 to 15 cm - leaves 5 to 10 cm - height to 9 m - Samuel Smith Park - May 2012
Common Apple - fruit 5 to 10 cm - flower approx. 3 cm - leaves to 10 cm - height to 10 m - Humber Bay Park - May 2014
Narrow-leaved Meadowsweet - flower approx. 6 mm - leaves to 6 cm - height to 1.5 m - Rouge Park - July 2011
Pin Cherry - fruit 6 to 8 mm - flower approx. 1.5 cm - leaves 8 to 15 cm - height to 12 m - Beaver Creek (Richmond Hill) - May 2009
Northern Dewberry
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Rubus
Species: Flagellaris
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated September 25 2015
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Perennial subshrub - Swamp Dewberry (R. hispidus) has
bristly stems - fruit is black when ripe - native to eastern
North America
Northern Dewberry - flower approx. 2.5 cm - fruit approx. 1 cm - leaflets to 7 cm - sprawling to 4 m - High Park - June 2015
Jetbead
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Rhodotypos
Species: Scandens
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated July 14 2014
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Perennial shrub - also known as Jet-bead, Black Jetbead,
Rhodotypos - fruit is usually in groups of 4 - toxic - escaped
invasive ornamental native to Asia
Jetbead - flower to 4 cm - fruit approx 7 mm - leaf to 10 cm - height to 2 m - Serena Gundy Park - August 2012
Common Ninebark - flower to 1 cm - fruit to 1 cm - leaf to 7 cm - height to 3 m - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - June 2011
Crab Apple
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Malus
Species: Floribunda?
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated August 16 2010
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Perennial shrub / tree - Floribunda (Japanese Flowering
Crab Apple) is native to eastern Asia
Crab Apple - fruit approx. 3 cm - flower approx. 3 cm - leaves approx. 10 cm - height to 8 m - Humber Valley (James Gardens) - April 2010
Common Pear
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Pyrus
Species: Communis
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated January 13 2016
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Perennial tree - also known as European or Domestic Pear
- cultivated since ancient times - native to Europe, Asia and
north Africa
Common Pear - fruit to 15 cm - flower 2 to 4 cm - leaves to 10 cm - height to 15 m - Rouge Park (Twyn Rivers) - September 2015
Bradford Pear
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Genus: Pyrus
Species: Calleryana
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated January 13 2016
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Perennial tree - also known as Callery Pear - can be
invasive due to dispersal of seeds by birds - flowers have
unpleasant smell - easily damaged by wind - native to Asia
Bradford Pear - fruit approx. 1 cm - flower approx. 2.5 cm - leaves to 8 cm - height to 9 m - East Don Valley (Milne Hollow) - July 2011