Prunus mexicana [Rosaceae]

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Scientific Name Prunus mexicana USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Mexican Plum ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Rosaceae (Rose) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Ravines usually; also hillsides and fields.
Plant: Single-trunked tree 7 to 15 feet tall.
Leaves: Up to 5 inches long and 2 inches wide, ovate to narrower with serrate margins; upper surfaces dark green, light green below.
Inflorescence: Fragrant, showy, white flowers 1/2 to 3/4-inch in diameter displayed before the leaves appear.
Bloom Period: February to April.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and www.wildflower.org.
Notes: Frequently planted in Central Texas yards.
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