For the Love of Prunus


Prunus angustifolia is called Chickasaw plum, P. americana is called wild plum, P. hortulana is called wild goose plum, and P. munsoniana is called wild goose plum. 

In 1737, Carl Linnaeus used four genera to include the species of modern PrunusAmygdalus, Cerasus, Prunus and Padus—but simplified it to Amygdalus and Prunus in 1758

"The numerous forms grade into each other so imperceptibly and inextricably that the genus cannot be readily broken up into species." ~Liberty Hyde Bailey 

At best I can narrow it down to cherries throw red and plums throw blues , then there is the urban landscape "cherry plum " {lovvvvelllly conundrum}

this is perhaps Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’ Prunus Nigra




this is perhaps Prunus cerasifera, 
 I will be inspecting more closely the exact stand I gathered these leaves


a windfall combination 



and this. early spring leaves picked directly from urban landscape pruning found in yard waste dumpster

and even more delightful when combined with a pre-indigo dyed cloth 


totally confused {me too!! } I am purposed to include with the urban hybrids a focus on the first mentioned: Prunus angustifolia is called Chickasaw plum, P. americana is called wild plum, P. hortulana is called wild goose plum, and P. munsoniana is called wild goose plum. 




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