[Wild Cherries and Plums of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Sweet Almond

Prunus dulcis

Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara

Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara) - Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara)

Flowers of Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara) - Flowers of Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara)

Flowers of Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara) - Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara)

Sweet almond blooming along the east bank of the Deschutes River about one-half mile upstream from Old Highway 30, Columbia River Gorge.............March 31, 2017.

Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara)

Sweet almond photographed along the east bank of the Deschutes River about one-half mile upstream from Old Highway 30, Columbia River Gorge.............May 12, 2012.

Leaves and developing fruits of Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara)

Dorsal leaf surfaces of Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara) - Ventral leaf surfaces of Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara)

Close-up images of the develping, apricot-like fruits and upper (left) and lower (right) surfaces of the leaves of sweet almond. Photographed along the east bank of the Deschutes River about one-half mile upstream from Old Highway 30, Columbia River Gorge.............May 12, 2012.

Flowers of Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara) - Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara) - Flowers of Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara)

Sweet almond beginning to bloom at the Four Sisters (Columbia Land Trust) near The Dalles, Oregon..........March 28, 2013.

Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara) - Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara)

Nut shell of Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara) - Drying fruit separating from seed coat of Sweet Almond: Prunus dulcis (Synonyms: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis, Prunus dulcis var. amara)

Additional close-up views of sweet almond as seen at the Four Sisters (Columbia Land Trust) near Murrays Addition, northwest of The Dalles, Oregon.............May 14, 2012.

Paul Slichter