Prunus persica peach Rosaceae PRPE*; Q, j, tl;


Prunus (Accessed 9/2014).

Prunus (Accessed 9/2014).

Prunus persica is a small tree to 10 m, stems smooth, winter buds hairy. 

Leaves alternate, lance-shaped to 15 cm long, tip long-pointed, base wedge-shaped, margin finely toothed, shiny dark green above, stalks to 1.5 cm, glandular, foliage usually overlapping and drooping in a characteristic pattern on tree. 

Flowers pink, solitary, to 3.5 cm wide, sepals hairy, very short-stalked. 

Fruit fleshy, rounded, hairy, shallowly grooved on one side, to 7 cm diameter, stone, hard, single, slightly flattened, containing one seed. 

Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in New York City: Very infrequent. 

Origin: China. 

Habitat: Escaped from cultivation or from discarded pits in natural areas.