Orchard Apple - Malus domestica
Tree growing to 7 meters usually grown domestically for its edible fruit.
Photos showing underside of mature leaves, pedicels (flower-stalks) and calyx.
Found as an escape from cultivation in various habitats.
Flowers in April.
Widespread as an escape from cultivation in Britain.
Occasional as an escape from cultivation in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire. In the past, mistakenly recorded as crab-apple; it is probably commoner than this native species and many trees in roadside hedges are likely to be M domestica
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