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Prunus besseyi 
Western Sand Cherry  Bailey

Historical Documentation

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Charles Bessey had only been in the state a few years before he began extolling the Western Sand Cherry:

Two years later, America's foremost horticulturist, Liberty Hyde Bailey, first described and named Prunus besseyi for
the scientific record in "The Native Dwarf Cherries," Cornell University Experiment Station Bulletin 70:



Bessey continued to promote the Western Sand Cherry for years to come.
Here, three years before his death, he writes:


Here is ethnobotanist Melvin R. Gilmore in the November 1913 issue of Nebraska Horticulture:

Melvin Gilmore on Prunus besseyi