Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:


Prunus spp.
(Plum) [Rosaceae]
(observations are from Ernst et al., Houtcooper, Andersen & Fleharty, Bennetts, Shimp & Shimp, and Best; this excludes Prunus spp. that are cherries)

Emberizidae: Spizella pusilla (Field Sparrow) [3.1% of nests were supported by an unidentified wild plum in Illinois] Bst1978; Phasianidae: Bonasa umbellus (Ruffed Grouse) [feeds on fruits in Wisconsin & Ontario during fall & winter] Bnn1900

Cricetidae: Peromyscus maniculatus (Deer Mouse) [small amounts of plum pits are consumed] Ht1978; Sciuridae: Poliocitellus franklinii (Franklin's Ground Squirrel) [feeds on plum pits in Kansas] AF1967; Vespertilionidae: Lasiurus cinereus (Hoary Bat) [uses the foliage of larger plum trees for roost sites] SS1982


Emydidae: Terrapene carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) [feeds on plum fruits] EBL1994