Michigan State Flower
Apple Blossom (common name)
Malus domestica (scientific name)
Apple blossoms are beautiful, fragrant flowers that grow on the apple tree, one of the widely cultivated fruit trees. The flowers emerge in spring along with the leaves, while the fruit matures in autumn. Apple blossoms generally have five petals, but are also found with 6–10 petals (semi-double) and more than 10 petals (double). They bloom in clusters at the end of long stalks. The petals are elliptical. The apple tree is deciduous, with oval alternate green leaves.
Mature Height: 10–39 ft (3–12 m)
Flowers: Five petals, 0.9–1.4 in (2.5–3.5 cm) in diameter
Flower Color: White and pink
Leaves: 1.9–4.7 in (5-12 cm) long and 1.2–2.4 in (3–6 cm) wide
Fruit/Seed Color: : Large red or green edible fruit
Location: Open hilly areas at medium altitudes in temperate climates.
Range: Originated in Central Asia, but now found all over the world in temperate climates.
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