Page author: David Giblin
Malus domestica
cultivated apple, orchard apple

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across most of North America to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Mesic thickets and riparian zones.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Introduced from Asia

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Malus domestica (Suckow) Borkh.
Publication: Theor. Prakt. Handb. Forstbot. 2: 1272. 1803.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Malus communis Poir.
Malus pumila Mill.
Pyrus malus L.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Malus domestica in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Malus domestica checklist entry

OregonFlora: Malus domestica information

E-Flora BC: Malus domestica atlas page

CalPhotos: Malus domestica photos

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