Irish wildflowers

Malus sylvestris
Crann fia-úll
Family: Rosaceae

Flowering: June. Fruiting: Autumn. Deciduous small tree. Native.

Clusters of long-stalked flowers, 5-petalled, pinky-white. Flower stalks
and outside of calyx hairless. Small, sour fruit, green ripening yellow.
Small-toothed oval-lanceolate leaves, hairless underneath. Height: To 10m.

Throughout Ireland, less frequent in West. Woods, hedgerows.

Similar: Apple, M. domesticus. Calyx, flower stalks, underside of leaves hairy.
Larger fruit. Garden escape.
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