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Cultivated Pear

Pyrus communis

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
In clusters, white, 5 petals, up to 1.5cm. Anthers reddish-purple.
Fruit:
Pears. Just like apples, the pear is a type of fruit known as a pome. Maximum size is 4 inches long.
Leaves:
Oval to elliptical with sharp tips. Finely toothed margins. The leaf can reach 4 inches in length.
Maximum Size:
20 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
The very juicy fruit is edible, raw or cooked.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Flowers are pungent.
Other Names:
Common Pear, Domestic Pear, European Pear, Wild Pear.
Habitats:
Farmland, gardens, hedgerows, meadows, woodland.