1. Amygdalus PÚrsica L. Peach

Fig. 2428

Amygdalus persica L. Sp. Pl. 472. 1753.

A small tree, the purplish-brown twigs glabrous. Leaves mostly lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 3'-5' long, 8"-18" wide, glabrous on both sides, long-acuminate at the apex, usually narrowed at the base, finely serrulate nearly all around, thick-ish; petioles 1"~3" long; flowers pink, 1/2'-2' broad, scaly-bracted; drupe subglobose, grooved, softly velvety, 1 1/2' - 3' in diameter.

Escaped from cultivation, New York to North Carolina and Florida. April-May.