Sep. 27, 2022

wild goose plum, Prunus hortulana

A successful wild goose chase! Many references simply list the states that a species occurs in, without detail. Michigan is included in lists for wild goose plum. In our case, that turns out to be one tree. And that's a situation that demands that we go see. This wild goose chase, all of about 15 miles from home, produced images, and thoughts about how it got there. What critter might have dropped that plum pit along the road? Wild goose plum's list includes AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NE, OH, OK, TN, TX, VA, and WV. Lenawee Co MI, 5/9/11. Rose family, Rosaceae.