Prunus spinosa

Prunus spinosa, Species of flowering plant in the rose family Rosaceae.

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Prunus spinosa, called blackthorn or sloe, is a species of flowering plant in the rose family Rosaceae. It is native to Europe, western Asia, and locally in northwest Africa. It is also locally naturalized in New Zealand, Tasmania and eastern North America.The fruits are used to make sloe gin in Britain and patxaran in Basque regions. The wood is used to make walking sticks, including the Irish shillelagh. Description Prunus spinosa is a large deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 5 metres (16 ft) tall, with blackish bark and dense, stiff, spiny branches.
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