THE PRAIRIE CRAB.
Malus Iansis, Britt.
The prairie crabapple is the woolly twigged, pink-blos somed wild crab of the woods, from Minnesota and Wis consin to Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana. It has crossed with the roadside " wilding " trees and produced a hybrid known to horticulture as the Soulard apple, from its dis coverer. These wild trees bear fruit that is distinctly an
improvement upon that of either parent. It is regarded as a distinctly promising apple for the coldest of the prairie states, and has already become the parent of several improved varieties.