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|Species: Pyrus communis|
Common pear is a small to medium size tree, growing up to 60 feet tall.
This tree has gray-brown and scaly bark. Its leaves are alternate and simple, 1 to 3" long, and egg-shaped. They are round-toothed and nearly hairless, compared to the common apple that has hairy undersides on its leaves.
Habitat & Range
Common pears were introduced from Eurasia. They are commmonly found throughout North America as an ornamental and in abandoned orchards. It’s also found growing wildly.
The fruit is a familiar pear shape, between 3 to 4" long, and green to yellow.
Featured image by James Dake.