Pear - Pyrus communis

    Alt Name
    Wild Pear, Pyrus pyraster
    Description

    Leaves rounded, shiny, toothed near tip. Flowers white, long stalked with 5 petals.

    Habitat

    Woodland edge and hedgerows.

    When to see it

    Flowers in April and May.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Occasional but fairly widespread.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 13 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map