SP9534 : Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

taken 11 years ago, near to Woburn, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
This is a close-up of the little shrub seen in SP9534 : Blackthorn View, growing on the opposite side of the road to SP9534 : Woburn Abbey Wall. I originally thought that this was blackthorn, but then decided that the flowers were too ornate and that it might be a flowering cherry - I'm pretty sure now that my original idea was correct. Normally blackthorn is readily identifiable, with bright white flowers and an absence of leaves contrasting with its black spiky branches. Perhaps this young specimen has not yet developed the "black thorns" that give the plant its name.
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Wednesday, 14 March, 2007   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9508 3407 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:59.8167N 0:36.9917W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9508 3407
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