Monday, April 25, 2016

P is for Prunus mume

ABC Wednesday
April 27th, 2016

The letter is P, for Prunus mume or PLUM BLOSSOM

The Prunus Mume is an Asian tree species, but its common names include Chinese Plum and Japanese Apricot.

The flower is usually called Plum Blossom.

The tree is related to both the plum and apricot trees, and although it is generally referred to as a plum in English it is really more closely related to the apricot.

Its flowering in late winter and early spring is highly regarded as a sign
of a change in seasons, and most welcome.

I cannot say
which is which
the glowing
plum blossom is
the sping night's moon

Isumi Shikibo

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