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habit in summer (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
greyish bark on main trunk (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of stem and winter buds (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
alternately arranged leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of elongated leaves with finely toothed margins (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flowers (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of pink flowers with five petals (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
immature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of immature fruit with velvety hairy skin (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
mature fruit with a furrow on one side (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of seeds (Photo: Steve Hurst at USDA PLANTS Database)
an ornamental cultivar with larger, more numerous, double flowers (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
a young nectarine (Prunus persica var. nucipersica) fruit with hairless skin (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Prunus persica (L.) Batsch var. persica
Amygdalus persica L.Prunus persica (L.) Batsch
Amygdalaceae (New South Wales)Rosaceae (Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia)
flowering peach, peach, peach tree, wild peach
Native to eastern Asia (i.e. northern China).
Widely naturalised in southern and eastern Australia (i.e. in eastern Queensland, eastern New South Wales, the ACT and south-eastern South Australia). Also sparingly naturalised in Victoria, naturalised on Lord Howe Island, and possibly naturalised in Western Australia.
Peach (Prunus persica var. persica) is regarded as an environmental weed in New South Wales and as a minor environmental weed in Victoria and South Australia.
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