Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cornelian cherry tree

The first picture shows fruit on a Cornelian cherry tree on the Purdue campus. Not a true cherry, it's actually a dogwood tree, Cornus mas. But the fruits are good to eat like cherries. This picture was taken September 8, 2009. These trees are planted for their flowers in very early spring, here is a link to a previous post featuring this very same tree. The big tree trunk in the background is not the Cornus mas, but rather an old oak tree (Quercus).

Link to Cornelian cherry:

Link to Quercus:

Link to Cornelian cherries:

The second picture shows another Cornelian cherry tree. This one is in Armstrong Park along Beck Lane in Lafayette. Picture taken September 6, 2009.

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