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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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