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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