Pyrus communis
common pear

Pyrus communis
Pyrus communis
Cumberland County Photo Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Pyrus communis
Common name: common pear
Group: dicot
Family: Rosaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 25'
Foliage: alternate, simple, ovate
Flower: Clusters of showy white flowers, 1/2-3/4"
Flowering time: May
Habitat: hedges, woodland habitat
Range in New Jersey: undetermined
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. A native of Europe.  The fruit is edible.