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    Posts about the Rosaceae (Rose Family).

    Herbarium specimen of mojave desert plum (Prunus eremophila).

    A Comprehensive Guide to Mojave Desert Plum (Prunus eremophila)

    Mojave Desert Plum (Prunus eremophila) is a shrub that is native to California. This plant is a host to the pale swallowtail and many moths, and is an important nectar source for other insects. Growing up to 6.5 feet tall, this species grows in desert scrub and washes.… Read More »A Comprehensive Guide to Mojave Desert Plum (Prunus eremophila)

    White flowers of carolina laurel cherry (Prunus caroliniana).

    A Comprehensive Guide to Carolina Laurel Cherry (Prunus caroliniana)

    Carolina Laurel Cherry (Prunus caroliniana) is a large shrub to small tree that is native to the mid-west and eastern United States. This plant is a host to four butterflies and many moths, including the Luna Moth and is an important nectar source for other insects. Growing from… Read More »A Comprehensive Guide to Carolina Laurel Cherry (Prunus caroliniana)

    Plant of holly-leaf cherry (Prunus ilicifolia) in a garden.

    A Comprehensive Guide to Holly-Leaf Cherry (Prunus ilicifolia)

    Holly-leaf Cherry (Prunus ilicifolia) is a large shrub to small tree that is native to the state of California. This plant is a host to several butterflies, including swallowtails, and several moths. Growing from 8 to 30 (50) feet tall, this tree has white to cream flowers that… Read More »A Comprehensive Guide to Holly-Leaf Cherry (Prunus ilicifolia)

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