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Plum Blossoms

Prunus mume

Description:

This little plum tree was in full bloom and buzzing with bees!

Habitat:

Urban house sidewalk landscaping, Oakland, CA.

Notes:

Prunus mume, with the common names including Chinese plum and Japanese apricot, is an Asian tree species classified in the Armeniaca section of the genus Prunus. The flower, long a beloved subject in the traditional painting of East Asia, is usually translated as plum blossom. This distinct tree species is related to both the plum and apricot trees. Although generally referred to as a plum in English, it is more closely related to the apricot. Wikipedia

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misako
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misako

Emeryville, California, USA

Spotted on Feb 5, 2012
Submitted on Feb 8, 2012

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