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Mexican Plum

Prunus mexicana

Description:

Bigtree or Mexican plum is a single-trunked, non-suckering tree, 15-35 ft. tall, with fragrant, showy, white flowers displayed before the leaves appear. Mature trunks become satiny, blue-gray with darker, horizontal striations. Leaves up to 5 inches long and 2 inches wide, ovate to narrower with serrate margins; minute glands on the petiole near the base of the blade. Plums turn from yellow to mauve to purple as they ripen from July through September.

Habitat:

Edge of woods under an oak, near path.

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joanbstanley
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joanbstanley

Highland Village, Texas, USA

Spotted on Aug 18, 2013
Submitted on Aug 19, 2013

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