Malus pumila Mill.
Source: USDA Plants_111306
Family: Rosaceae
Malus pumila image
Paul Rothrock  
Indiana Coefficient of Conservatism: C = null, non-native

Wetland Indicator Status: N/A

Common Name: paradise apple Duration: Perennial Nativity: Non-Native Lifeform: Tree Synonyms: Many, see Tropicos

Similar species: Page is under construction. Please see link below for general information on the genus Malus.

Flowering: mid April to late May

Habitat and ecology: Introduced from Asia, the cultivated apple is distributed throughout the Chicago Region, most likely by humans throwing cores on the ground after eating the fruit.

Occurence in the Chicago region: non-native

Etymology: Malus is the classic name for apple. Pumila means small.

Author: The Morton Arboretum