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.
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.