April 1, 2014

Name That Tree

Pomagranate Tree

This woman raised in the Midwest and living in Colorado for 50 years had no idea what kind of tree this is. At first glance I thought someone had climbed up and wired carnation blossoms to the limbs.

 

Pomagranate Bud

Buds of the tree in question.

 

Enlightenment came from a docent at Tumacacori National Historical Park in southern Arizona.

 

 

Pomagranate in Bloom

It’s a pomegranate tree, introduced into North America by Spanish settlers in 1769. No fooling!

 

 

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