Pear - Pyrus communis

Alt Name
Wild Pear, Pyrus pyraster

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


Woodland edge and hedgerows.

When to see it

Flowers in April and May.

Life History


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