Beach Plum

Usually on sandy and stony beaches, though at times farther inland, you

may find the beach plum. It is a low shrub and grows in clumps. The

fruit is apt to be abundant and is sweet when quite ripe. This plum,

also, is used for preserving. The color of the fruit is from red to

red-purple, it has a bloom over it and grows on a slender stem. The thin

stone is rounded on one edge, sharp on the other, and generally has

pointed ends. The fruit ripens in August and September. The leaf is

oval, has a sharp-pointed tip, is rounded at the base, and has fine,

forward-pointed teeth. There are many white flowers which grow in

clusters along the branches.