Photographer's Note


A view of medlars and green leaves in a friend's yard.
Medlar (Mespilus) is a genus of hidden seeds from the rose family (Rosaceae), related to hawthorn. It includes two types of woody plants. The fruit ripens late and remains edible all winter, even if it is not harvested from the tree. It blooms in early May, the flowers are white and large. The fruit is sweet and tasty, but the shell is not eaten, only the contents. The seeds are large.
Stern medlar (Mespilus canescens), discovered in North America in 1990, is according to some sources a hybrid (Crataemespilus canescens) of common medlar (Mespilus germanica) and one or more North American species of the genus Hawthorn.

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- medlars and green leaves.

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