All Dressed Up
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 9:46AM
[chuck] in NYBG, Other, Spring, tree flowers

Weeping flowering crabapple, Malus (Rosaceae)


Japanese cherry (Soto-Zakura group), Prunus (Rosaceae)


Chosu-hizakura cherry, Prunus (Rosaceae)


Flowering dogwood, Cornus (Cornaceae)

Spring is a special time for trees.  They get to dress up for the pollinators, floral biologists, and amateur photographers.  The first three shots are ornamental cultivars planted on the grounds of The New York Botanical Garden.  The last shot is flowering dogwood, a common component of northern hardwood forests in the Eastern U.S. All are spectacular in their finery. 

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