Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1179

Tree
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it to be persistent around old houses and in orchards, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Pome

 

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 communis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pyrus communis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-17-001:
Pyrus communis   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Pear


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image of Pyrus communis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pyco_001_lvd

        

image of Pyrus communis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_pyco_003_lvd

        

image of Pyrus communis

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140331_175858

March    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Pyrus communis

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140331_175957

March    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

The 1-1.5" flowers are quite showy and malodorous, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Pyrus communis

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140331_180012

March    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Pyrus communis

Sam Pratt    sbp_2758

September    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Widely planted for its fruit, a pear to 10cm long with green to brown skin, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.