common pear Rosaceae Pyrus communis
Leaf:Alternate, simple, ovate with a finely serrated margin, 1 to 4 inches in length, shiny green above, paler and dull below.
Flower:Clusters of showy white flowers (each 1/2 to 3/4 inch across) appearing before or with the leaves.
Fruit:A large edible pome (3 to 4 inches), pear-shaped.
Twig:Glossy brown to reddish brown, medium in texture, spur shoots present; terminal buds are medium in size (less than 1/4 inch), conical to dome shaped, and may be lightly hairy.
Bark:Gray-brown to reddish brown, becoming grayish brown with shallow furrows and flat-topped scaly ridges.
Form:Typically quite upright and conical with very narrow branch angles.