Peraphyllum ramosissimum

Wild Crab Apple

Family: Rosaceae
Type: Shrubs
Location: Lower-Foothills, Upper-Foothills
Flower Color: Pink, Yellow, White
Fall Color: Yellow
Time of Interest: April, May, June, September, October

One of our showy, white flowered, spring blooming beauties. This one has the added bonus of amazing fragrance and interesting fruit that is a benefit to wildlife. I've heard of people eating the fruit, but I always found them either sour or bitter. Wildlife is less critical. It should be noted that a previous common name for this plant is "Squaw Apple," however, most have ceased using this name, as it is offensive to many. 

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