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Domestic Plum   arrow

Prunus domestica (proo’-nus doe-mes’-tik-a)
Family: Rosaceae, Rose

Key Steps


Plum leafLeaf: 2-4 inches long, irregular toothed margin. Usually has glands on petiole or leaf base. Dark green above, paler and hairy beneath. Stipules may persist.

Bud: True terminal bud absent.

Leaf Scar: Stipule scars may be evident near the lear scar.

Stem: Grayish to black bark. Sour tasting.

Flower: Three or less in clusters.

Fruit: Has whitish powder. Stones are flattened. Line vertically along fruit axis.

Habit: Various shapes. Usually medium-sized, round canopy.