Family

Plum.

Colour

White or rose tinted.

Odour

Sweet scented.

Range

Maine to Virginia.

Time Of Bloom

April, May.

Flowers: growing in round, dense clusters. Calyx: urn-shaped, with five green lobes. Corolla: of five rosaceous petals. Stamens: numerous. Pistil: one. Fruit: a drupe, or having a stone enclosed in the centre; glaucous. Leaves: alternate, with stipules; oval; finely toothed; downy underneath. A low shrub with dark, purple bark.

In the sandy soil of the sea-beaches this spreading shrub may be found growing abundantly. The bumblebees know well its home and seem to have deserted every other flower to hover about it drowsily. It is a native of America and delicious preserves have been made from its fruit.