The clove cherry (Prunus apetata) belongs to Rosaceae (the Rose family). It is a semi-tall deciduous tree that is distributed to the Pacific side of Honshu, from Gunma prefecture west to Hirosima prefecture, and Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu. This herb grows in low mountains to mountains, and its height is 3-7 m. The bark is grayish brown, pockmarked with lenticles. The leaves are obovate with indented duplicato-serratus edges. The flowers are white to somewhat pinkish in color, about 2 cm in diameter, and will bloom at just or as the foliage emerges, from March to April. The petals open flat to nearly 180 degrees and have a long calyx attached. The fruits are drupes, with an ovate shape of about 8 mm and ripe black in June. The Japanese name is because the corolla looks like a shape resembling a T.