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Plantidote of the Day 2012-07-03

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Mystery tree

I do wish I knew what this is, because it's a beautiful tree, and there's always room for one more tree, right? Especially one with such over-the-top blossoms! But what the heck is it? It seems like we had a similar tree a while back -- ornamental pear, maybe?

Anyway, the image was shot a few months ago, in March or April, so the blossoms are gone now and I don't recall seeing any kind of fruit. Of course, it would help if I actually looked, so I'll go by later and check. Meanwhile, if anyone recognizes it, feel free to jump in with an ID. Don't forget, there's a hat tip in it for you!

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Readers, please send twig (twig4now@gmail.com) images and stories for the ongoing Plantidote of the Day series. In exchange, you'll win undying fame in the form of a hat tip! Plants growing in your garden, your house, or neighbor's yard, plants from the forest or farmers' market, plants you preserved, plants you prepared (wine; cider; tea; dried beans), plants you harvested (grains; chantrelles), plants you picked (flowers), plants you dried (herbs), plants you covet or hope to grow someday. Herbal remedies, propagation tips, new varieties, etc.. And if you can, include some solid detail about the plant, too -- a story, the genus and species, or where you got the seeds, or the recipe, or your grandmother gave it to you. Or challenge us with a "Name That Plant" mystery entry ... And please feel free to add corrections and additional information in the csomments.

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