Along a dried creek near the town of Kingston, NM. Flowering.
Of all the trees growing in and around the meadow (this is an old resort property that was abandoned and is dotted with old fruit trees), there is one in the middle of the meadow that is very small but heavy with fruit that are already dark pink and becoming red. All the other trees, even those nearby, have fruit that is bright green.
Prunus americana, commonly called the American plum, wild plum, or Marshall's large yellow sweet plum, is a species of Prunus native to North America from Saskatchewan to New Mexico east to New Hampshire and Florida. It has often been planted outside its core range and sometimes escapes cultivation. It is commonly confused with the Canada plum (Prunus nigra), although the fruit is smaller and rounder and bright red as opposed to yellow. Many cultivated varieties have...