|Scientific Name||Prunus mexicana||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PRME|
|Common Name||Mexican Plum||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||24791|
|Description||Habitat: Ravines usually; also hillsides and fields.
Plant: Single-trunked tree 7 to 15 feet tall.
Leaves: Up to 5 inches long and 2 inches wide, ovate to narrower with serrate margins; upper surfaces dark green, light green below.
Inflorescence: Fragrant, showy, white flowers 1/2 to 3/4-inch in diameter displayed before the leaves appear.
Bloom Period: February to April.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and Wildflower Center.
Note: These images came from cultivated plants. Prunus mexicana is a popluar and frequently planted in Central Texas yards.
|BONAP Distribution Map
Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
© Tom Lebsack 2023