Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Prunus armeniaca
(sold as Blenheim apricot)

Family: Rosaceae

Common name: APRICOT

Native to: Northern China

Sentiment: symbol of the fair sex


Type: tree

Forms: erect, open form, spreading

Leaves deciduous

Max height: 32.8 feet

Max width: 32.8 feet


pink, white/off white




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: fruit

Plant features: deciduous

Edible: fruit

Exposure: sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

flowers in summer

Soil type: wide range

USDA Zones: zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: -10 to +30 °F

Water: moderate, regular

Butterflies that feed on this plant

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