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A texture of leaves and fruit from 1565.
Pyrus Communis. M. (1565) 251.
Flowers, white, ¾ in. The Wild Pear has thorns, and its leaves are serrated. Both these peculiarities are absent in the cultivated kinds. Flowers in a coymb. Stipules soon falling. The leaves and leaf-stalks are longer than in the Apple. The tree makes a much more pointed head than the Apple-tree, and some kinds reach a height consderably above 20 ft., which is the height of the Wild Pear. Ap.—May. (p. 189)