|Flowers in Palm Springs, California|
|Natural range of Prunus fremontii|
Prunus fremontii is a North American species of plants in the rose family, known by the common name desert apricot. It takes its scientific name from John C. Frémont. It is found in northern and western Baja California especially, mostly Pacific and western, and the adjacent area of southern California. It also occurs in northern Baja California Sur.
Prunus fremontii is a deciduous shrub or small tree reaching up to five meters (16 2/3 feet) in height. Flowers are white or pink, blooming about the same time as the leaves unfurl in the Spring. Fruits are yellow and egg-shaped.
- The Plant List, Prunus fremontii S.Watson
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- Calflora taxon report, University of California, Prunus fremontii S. Watson desert apricot
- SEINet, Southwestern Biodiversity, Arizona chapter photos and distribution map
- Tropicos, Prunus fremontii S. Watson
- Flora of North America, Prunus fremontii S. Watson 1880.Desert apricot
- University of Michigan, Ethnobotany
- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile - Prunus fremontii
- Jepson Manual treatment for Prunus fremontii
- Interactive Distribution Map of Prunus fremontii
- Virginia Tech. Department of Forestry - Species writeup of Prunus fremontii
- US Forest Service - Prunus fremontii
- Prunus fremontii - image gallery from the CalPhotos photo gallery, University of California
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