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"Murasaki-zakura" (Prunus lannesiana cv. Purpurea) belongs to the
Rosaceae (the Rose family). It is a cultivar of Japanese cherry. It was
originally planted at the Arakawa dike, and became popular as a
ornamental tree. The pale magenta flowers bloom from middle of April to
early May. The petals are round and large. The variety which has up to 10
petals is called "Yae-murasaki-zakura".