Pyrus coronaria (Malus c.) wild sweet crabapple Rosaceae PYCO2; Q, cu (Greller 1977), j;

   

Pyrus coronaria.Rob Curtis.www.inaturalsit.org.Creative Commons (Accessed 9/2014).

Pyrus coronaria.Rob Curtis.www.inaturalsit.org.Creative Commons (Accessed 9/2014).

Pyrus coronaria is a small tree to 8 m tall, or large shrub, with thorny branches. 

Leaves alternate, egg-shaped, tip pointed, base rounded or lobed, to 10 cm long, smooth below when mature, margin toothed or with few triangular lobes near center. 

Flowers pinkish white, anthers pink, flower base and sepal lobes hairless when mature (sparsely hairy when young). 

Fruit fleshy, rounded, greenish, to 3 cm diameter. 

Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Escaped into natural areas. Mostly in cultivated areas.