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"Blooming Crabapple" by Catherine Sherman.
Beautiful pink and white crab apple flowers welcome sight in Spring, and their scent is intoxicating.
The apple (malus), is a genus of about 30 to 55 species of small deciduous trees and shrubs in the rose family (Rosaceae), including the domesticated orchard apple (M. domestica). The other species are generally known as crabapples, crab apples, crabs, or wild apples.
In addition to being beautiful ornamental plants, crab apples are used as food plants by the larvae of a large number of butterflies and moths, are used as rootstock for other species of apple trees and provide pectin for cooking and food for animals.
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April 13th, 2021
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