Prunus cerasus is photosynthetic.  Like other plants, sour cherries use sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to produce sugars.  The reaction for photosynthesis is 6CO2 + 6H2O (+ light energy) ---> C6H12O6 + 6O2.  Photosynthesis takes place in chloroplasts in the leaves.  These sugars, along with the water required, are transported to other parts of the plant via vascular bundles.  The water and other nutrients a plant needs is absorbed through the roots.  To learn more about photosynthesis check out

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