Saturday, May 8, 2010

Pin Cherry?

Prunus pensylvanica

I think this is pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica). It is the first blossoming tree in northern Vermont. Many people here call it dogwood because it is the first blossom and it is white. Others call it wild cherry. It is very common in the forest, roadside and fields. It grows on a tall slender tree. I will be following the development of the fruit to see if I have identified this correctly.

I posted a different photo of these blossoms here. The flowers are in bunches. There are five petals and five sepals. If you can add any information, please leave a comment.

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