Prunus besseyi


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⋄  Prunus besseyi   The Western Sand Cherry and Charles E. Bessey:  Historical Documentation


On Friday June 26, 2009, relatives of Charles Bessey, inducted that afternoon into the Nebraska Hall of Fame, helped to plant a number of Prunus besseyi (Western Sand Cherry) west of the Maxwell Arboretum Prairie.  prunusbesseyi.jpg  



Fittingly, the plants came from the Bessey Nursery at the sandhills town of Halsey, Nebraska.

Prunus besseyi label


Prunus besseyi

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 327.