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  • Date Photo Taken

    02 / 24 / 2019

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Winter

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Jasper

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    E Stephens

Notes:

I came across this blooming tree today in north Georgia. It is growing in an area that has not been developed (no houses nearby). Could it be a wild pear hybrid? I tried to look it up but got confused between wild pears, plums, and cherry trees. Thanks in advance for any help.

Comments

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link for wild plum. For future reference, photos of winter twigs, leaf scars & buds can also help in ID woody plants. http://fieldguide.blogs.gainesville.com/778/flowering-now-wild-plums/

    March 10th, 2019 at 10:07am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link for the difference between plum & cherry flowers. https://www.vcbf.ca/plum-versus-cherry-trees-how-to-tell-the-difference

    March 10th, 2019 at 10:23am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    I’m not an expert and found these included links below with helpful tips for narrowing down between these flowers. According to sources cherry blossoms have notches/split at the end of the petals. To my eyes these petals appear to have no splits, maybe not cherry(?). Best wishes http://drmgoeswild.com/malus-pyrus-prunus/

    March 10th, 2019 at 10:40am

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