Cherry blossom

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Japanese Cherry
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Somei Yoshino Sakura
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Genus: Prunus
Species

Prunus jamasakura
Prunus serrulata
Prunus x yedoensis

Cherry blossom or sakura (Japanese kanji and Chinese character: 桜 or 櫻; katakana: サクラ) are cherry trees, Prunus serrulata, and their blossoms. The fruit comes from a different species. Cherry trees are a symbol of spring for Japanese people. The word Sakura can also be used as a name for women. The traditional custom of Hanami or Flower viewing involves visiting places where sakura are blooming. Japanese people love cherry blossoms, but they are not the national flower in Japan. Someiyoshino is the most famous type of sakura.

Classification[change | change source]

There are approximately 400 different types of cherry trees. They mutate easily.

Flower[change | change source]

Most of the flowers are white or pink with five petals, but there are some flowers with almost a hundred petals.[source?]

Related terms[change | change source]

  • Hanahubuki means a scene when the cherry petals are scattered like snow.
  • Cosmos flowers are called Akizakura (autumn cherry blossoms) because the flower's shape is similar to a cherry blossom.

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