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Blackthorn - sorry Cherry Plum!

Observed: 12th March 2011 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

I couldn't get an angle to show this as it was so delicate and hardly showed up. This isolated specimen must be quite young as it is so spindly. Its the first out in this wood.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Prunus cerasifera interacts

Comments

jhn7's picture

Not Hawthorn.

I don't think it is Hawthorn or crab apple but there are Wild Cherry in the wood so it could be that.

Janet
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Deadpoet's picture

Prunus spp

What's the common name, Tim?

jhn7's picture

Cherry Plum?

I've been looking at the tree again and the flowers are not in clusters at the tips of the branches like the Wild Cherry trees at the top of the wood.

Janet
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Tim Rich's picture

Cherry Plum, as now added (as

Cherry Plum, as now added (as you've seen), sorry for delay replying

Tim Rich

Refugee's picture

We need to see the fruit

There are many colors and ripening times for wild plums. I harvest them as bush food from half a mile of hedgerow. It would take weeks for me to upload all the pictures.

Refugee