Uh-oh, what are these yellow bumps on my cherry tree?

NilaJones(7b)June 20, 2013

...where the leaves meet their stems. Thanks for any help!

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Shell205

Totally normal - those are extrafloral nectaries. They secrete nectar to attract insects which help protect the plant. On my tree, I see ants visiting them frequently.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 2:35PM
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NilaJones(7b)

Thank you, Shell205! I had no idea cherries did that :).

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 7:56PM
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NilaJones(7b)

Thank you, Shell205! I had no idea cherries did that :).

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 7:59PM
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