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Cherry Plum Blossom

Observed: 24th April 2010 By: djm4
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera) interacts

Comments

Chris Metherell's picture

Prunus spp.

I agree that this is a Prunus but not sure it's P. cerasifera. If it is, the young twigs should be green and these look pretty brown to me. Although some P. domestica plants are surprisingly spiny, as the flowers are appearing with the leaves this looks like P. domestica. Incidentally flower size is a good character (perhaps better than spinyness) to separate P. domestica (petals 7-12mm) from P. spinosa (petals 5-8mm).

Chris Metherell
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