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Trailing Blossoms

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 2 July 2019 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I saw these blossoms hanging from a tree when visiting the Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanical Gardens in Palos Heights, Illinois.
Anyone know what these are called?
Many thanks to Grouser who helped identify this blossom from a bird cherry tree!

Oops! Now London Caller says they're black cherry blossoms. Given their smaller petals and long filaments, he may be right.

Photo captured May 25, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 320 48 mm

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Delicious and beautiful.

2 Jul 2019 5:07am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France


2 Jul 2019 5:18am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine small... lovely

2 Jul 2019 5:35am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Très jolie prise de vue , Merci

2 Jul 2019 6:08am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Jolie grappe fleurie dans la diagonale.
Bonne journée Steven

2 Jul 2019 6:14am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Really pretty!

2 Jul 2019 6:20am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, the endless variety in Nature . .

2 Jul 2019 6:41am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

So gorgeous this blossom.

2 Jul 2019 7:16am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It is so incredibly delicate. Nature continues to boggle the mind.

2 Jul 2019 8:01am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle plante

2 Jul 2019 8:01am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

such lovely blossoms

2 Jul 2019 8:17am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent image of the trailing blossom.

2 Jul 2019 9:00am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a Bird Cherry perhaps. I saw something similar this spring and had difficulty in pinning it down for sure. Well captured

2 Jul 2019 9:21am

@grouser: Thank you, Grouser!

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Jewels !

2 Jul 2019 9:42am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing of this beautiful grape . Looking for Bird cherry I think that grouser is right ...!

2 Jul 2019 10:13am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SO graceful and elegant

2 Jul 2019 11:19am

London Caller from United Kingdom

It's black cherry (Prunus serotina), native to America. :)

2 Jul 2019 12:55pm

@London Caller: Thank you, LC!

Rose from CLINTON, United States

Gorgeous shot!

2 Jul 2019 1:25pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

so delicate

a lovely macro

2 Jul 2019 2:12pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle plant et vue quelle image et compo grandiose vue

2 Jul 2019 2:46pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Wonderful flowers so delicate!

2 Jul 2019 3:09pm

Devi from Chennai, India

absolutely lovely !!! Looks like Black Cherry or prunus serotina or rum cherry...Just check with the google search :)

2 Jul 2019 3:13pm

Don from United States

Black cherry blossoms are very attractive

2 Jul 2019 3:33pm

Remus from Portugal

Superb detail Steven. Very nice capture of the flower.

2 Jul 2019 3:55pm

willy from Belgium

superbe diagonale dans cette belle composition Steven


2 Jul 2019 4:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Whatever they are, I like them. Beautiful!

2 Jul 2019 4:46pm

Sam from Chennai, India

So beautiful. Gorgeous colours and details. Excellent. :)

2 Jul 2019 6:14pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


2 Jul 2019 6:24pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Lovely !!!

2 Jul 2019 7:26pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très élégante et belle...

2 Jul 2019 8:10pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What ever the name, it is beautiful.

2 Jul 2019 9:41pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I don't think that I have ever seen these kind of flowers before. I like how they hang down. Such pretty little flowers.

3 Jul 2019 1:43am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

This is just lovely, Steven!

3 Jul 2019 4:04am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I like the sharp subject and the blurred echos

4 Jul 2019 3:47am