*Pear

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*Pyrus communis
PEAR

Rosaceae
Eurasia

Location: map coordinates U-14 (south of Loockerman Hall), N 39°11'6'' W 75°32'42''

Planting history: presently unknown.

Description:
  • medium-sized deciduous tree
  • etymology: Pyrus = the Latin name; communis = common
  • leaves simple, oval
  • flowers white, bloom in spring
  • fruit is the familiar edible pear; contains gritty stone cells
  • has upright large branches; can be thorny
  • in Delaware, escapes from cultivation to fields and roadsides

*Non-native species (not native to Delaware)

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