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Paradise Apple
Malus pumila

This 15 m tall tree is native to Europe and Asia, but is naturalized throughout North America where it is cultivated for its fruits; red or yellow apples appear in the fall. Johnny Appleseed was the most famous historical distributor of apple seeds in the 18th and 19th centuries and helped to establish orchards in many parts of the United States.

Habitat:Cultivated, but naturalizing in many areas. Often found in old fields, thickets, fencerows, old home sites, roadsides.
Growth Habit:Deciduous tree, growing up to 13 m tall.
Bloom Time:Early spring.
Presence in US:AL AR CA CO CT DC DE GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC NH NJ NM NV NY OH OR PA RI SC TN UT VA VT WA WI WV WY
Presence in Canada:BC MB NB NL NS ON PE QC
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This project was supported in part by NSF Grant IIS-03-25867 (ITR: An Electronic Field Guide: Plant Exploration and Discovery in the 21st Century) and by the Washington Biologists' Field Club.
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