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PEACH TREE
Prunus persica
Thousands of years before Wilson's time, China was exporting many of its botanical treasures, and the peach tree is a prime example. Its species name, persica, springs from the mistaken belief among European naturalists that the plant was native to Persia. In fact, botanists now think that peaches were introduced to the Middle East and Mediterranean regions along the Silk Road as long ago as 2000 B.C. Other flowering trees with edible fruits, including oranges, may have traveled a similar path.


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