Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1178

Tree
Perennial

Non-native: China
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Commonly planted, becoming an agressive naturalizer

Look for it in fields, roadsides, and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
SC Native Plant Society
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals (rarely 4)
5 petals (rarely 4)

FRUIT:
Fall

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pyrus calleryana   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pyrus calleryana   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bradford Pear, Callery Pear