Wild Plum agg. - Prunus domestica agg.

    Description

    Stace places plums, damsons, bullaces and greengages under P. domestica, but notes that "they have been so much hybridised that character-correlation has partly broken down and the subspecies are scarcely discernible." We have decided to treat Prunus domestica as an aggregate to include subspecies such as subsp. insititia, subsp. italica and subsp. domestica.

    Habitat

    Woodlands and hedgerows often found close to habitation.

    When to see it

    Flowers in April and May.

    Life History

    Deciduous.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain except in the far north.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional, though possibly under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map