Photo Feature By J. Allen Gower
Interesting Plants, Ohatchee
|Mr. Gower says this one is an Indian Cup plant, once used for
chewing gum and breath freshening by native Americans. Also used
as a cleansing tonic before the hunt.
| There are few plants that create greater intrigue or visual impact
during all four seasons than the flowering crabapple. Blossom colors
range from pearly white through delicate pinks to a deep red. There
are even cultivars with coral or salmon colored flowers. Apples
and crabapples are in the rose family, Rosaceae, in the genus Malus.
Crabapples are differentiated from apples based on fruit size. If
fruit is two inches in diameter or less, it is termed a crabapple.
If the fruit is larger than two inches, it is classified as an apple.
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