|Family Rosaceae - Fruit Trees|
Containing Hawthorns, Apples, Pears, Cherries, Plums, Peach, Almond, Mountain-Ash and Whitebeams. Rosaceae is a large family with about 3,000 species in ~100 genera.
Showy Cockspur Hawthorn
Rosaceae is divided into four subfamilies: Rosoideae, Spiraeoideae, Maloideae, and Amygdaloideae. These subfamilies are primarily diagnosed by the structure of the fruits, although this approach is not followed universally. Recent work has identified that the traditional four subfamilies are not all monophyletic, but the structure of the family is still awaiting complete resolution through genetic analysis.
Prairie Maid Crab
Strawberry Parfait Crab
Red Baron Crab
Ruby Luster Crabapple
Japanese Flowering Crab
Red Peacock Crabapple
Professor Sprenger Crab
Pink Spires Crabapple
Sugar Tyme™ Crabapple
Mary Potter Crabapple
Purple Prince Crab
Christmas Holly Crabapple
Klehm Prairie Crabapple
May's Delight Crabapple
Bob White Crabapple
1. Rohrbach Star Magnolia, Morton Arboretum acc. 574-65*1 photos by Bruce Marlin
2. Wikipedia contributors, "Magnolia kobus"
Family Rosaceae - Rose Family; Fruit Trees
Many of these plants are of vital economic importance. The Rosaceae contain a great number of fruit trees of temperate regions, the fruit of which contain vitamins, acids, and sugars and can be used both raw and for making preserves, jam, jelly, candy, wine, brandy, cider and other beverages.
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