130186 Wild Crab Malus sylvestris Rosaceae Height to 10m
Slender deciduous tree. Bark Deep brown, cracking into oblong plates. Branches Often spiny; even shoots can be thorny. Leaves To 11cm long, oval and toothed. Reproductive parts Flowers 5-petalled, to 4cm across, white, sometimes pink-tinged. Fruits to 4cm across, rounded, yellowish-green, hard and sour. Status Locally common native of hedges and woods.