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Prunus domestica

Prunier
Wild Plum

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

15-25 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

10 m

Description

The history of the plum is vague and the exact origin is debatable. It is thought to have arisen in the wild, a cross between a Blackthorn and a Cherry Plum.

The blossom in early spring is abundant. The leaves, mid-green, appear at the end of the flowering period.

Flowers

The flowers are white, 5-petalled, with numerous stamens.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Oval, serrated, pointed, with stalks.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: outer fleshy parts surround a shell with a blue-black seed inside.

Edible

Fruit: plums and prunes are used for culinary purposes.

Medical

Fruit: internally for constipation, often added to laxative preparations.

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