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Edible Fig
Ficus carica

Native to the Mediterranean region and southwest Asia, this species is also grown throughout the United States for its edible fruits. The tree has smooth gray bark and can grow up to 10 m tall. This fig was one of the first plants cultivated by humans and is one of the highest sources of calcium known in plants.

Habitat:Part sun to full sun, well-drained soil.
Growth Habit:Deciduous tree growing 4.5-9.5 m tall, usually broader than tall.
Bloom Time:Fig fruits/flowers grow in spring and autumn.
Presence in US:AL CA DC FL GA KY LA MA MS NC NY PA SC TN TX VA
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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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