|Copyright: Luc Hermans (luc1102)
|Date Taken: 2013-04-16|
|Categories: Flowers, Trees|
|Camera: Olympus Tough TG2|
|Exposure: f/4.2, 1/320 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-04-20 11:04|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)|
Prunus spinosa is a large deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 5 m tall, with blackish bark and dense, stiff, spiny branches. The leaves are oval, 2–4.5 cm long and 1.2–2 cm broad, with a serrated margin. The flowers are 1.5 cm diameter, with five creamy-white petals; they are produced shortly before the leaves in early spring, and are hermaphroditic and insect-pollinated.
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