Also called 🇪🇺 🍐︎ European pear.

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

Native to central and eastern 🇪🇺 Europe, and into southwest Asia.   ▭ 🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (colors).   Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Its wood was used for carving, and to make wood engravings, textile printing blocks, and 🔨︎ tool handles.  Now used to make furniture, doors, jewelry boxes, 🎸︎ acoustic guitars, and woodwind instruments such as recorders.

🍐︎ Pears are the ⚘ summer host for fungal disease trellis rust (TR)  Gymnosporangium sabinae.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file   Which then transfers to nearby juniper  genus Juniperus as the ☃ winter host.  Then back again!

So in areas that may have this disease, do not plant these two hosts within 300 m (1000 ft) of each other!
In the 🇺🇸 USA, a knowledgeable person suggested those seeking an ornamental pear replacement replace this plant with native alternative linden trees American basswood or American linden  Tilia americana or ◼︎ white basswood  Tilia heterophylla.

Learn more about 🍐︎ common pear Pyrus communis

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