Plant ID forum: Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana)

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Aug 15, 2015 12:16 PM CST
This is growing in my meadow/lawn area. When I went to investigate, I realized it was quite thorny--not something I would try to pull up without sturdy gloves. Does anyone know what it might be?

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lauribob
Aug 15, 2015 12:29 PM CST
Some type of hawthorn?
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Aug 15, 2015 12:38 PM CST
wow, that would be really cool! funny, I never connected that a 'hawthorn' would have 'thorns'! Green Grin! Whistling
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porkpal
Aug 15, 2015 12:51 PM CST
It looks like a type of pear used for root stock to me - thorns and all.
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Aug 15, 2015 2:06 PM CST
porkpal said:It looks like a type of pear used for root stock to me - thorns and all.


like a callery pear? Confused
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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Aug 15, 2015 2:18 PM CST
I think Pear as well.
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Aug 15, 2015 2:28 PM CST
We do get Callery Pear volunteers here. That must be what it is. Glare
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