Also called Malus domestica.

Part of 🍎︎ apple  genus Malus in 🌹︎ rose  family Rosaceae in 🍎︎ apple / 🍇︎ berry / buckthorn / elm / hemp / 🌹︎ rose  order Rosales.

Native to central Asia, it has been cultivated 🌐︎ worldwide.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).

The apple blossom is the state flower of Arkansas and Michigan.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Seeds slightly ☠︎ toxic[?] to 👥︎ humans.

This plant is known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

The flower's radial symmetry with 5 equal parts (five-fold rotational symmetry) is preserved in fruit — see it by cutting an apple transversely (equator-wise)!

Learn more about 🍎︎ common apple Malus pumila

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