Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Prunus americana (not! cf. Malus)

This is a good example of the distinctive side branches of the wild plum, Prunus americana. Most of the leaves have fallen off for the season and the picture shows the side branches that are almost like thorns. This is in Celery Bog Park, September 28, 2009.

Link to Prunus americana:

Link to previous post on wild plum in Celery Bog Park:]

REVISION 11/26/2009: My mistake, this only resembles wild plum. It appears rather to be a kind of a crabapple tree with unusual short branches that look a bit like wild plum. It was probably planted by the park rather than being wild. The other posts referenced in the links are still valid.

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