Wild Cherry Bark Tea
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Common Names - Choke Cherry, Rum Cherry
Description - Wild cherry grows in the woods and other open places. Its range extends from Nova Scotia to Florida and westward from Texas to South Dakota. The trunk is straight, bark rough and black, young branches smooth and reddish brown, fine grained and hard. The leaves are thick and oval, 2 to 5 inches long; smooth and shining, bright green above and somewhat hairy on the veins beneath, toothed. The clusters of white flowers borne at the ends of the leafy branches are somewhat drooping. The cherries ripen in August and September, are globular, very dark purple or black, about the size of a pea and have a sweet taste that puckers the mouth. The outside layer of the bark should be removed, the green layer is then stripped off and carefully dried. Young thick bark is the best.