painting of a Prairie Crabapple blossom
Prairie Crabapple approved stamp art

Illustrator: John Dawson

The Prairie Crabapple flower is the blossom from the Prairie Crabapple tree, an ornamental tree found throughout the Midwest. The bloom of the tree in a garden, after its deep pink buds open to white flowers, is spectacular. Blossom colors can range from a pearly white to a deep red.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection