Pear - Pyrus communis


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

    Identification difficulty

    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

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map