|FORM herbs, shrubs, trees (fruit apples & pears)
Species 2000 in our area 469 (Gray) 43
Distribution Global temperate regions
Flowers Perfect, with 5 showy petals and 5 sepals alternating smaller bracts.
#Parts 5 sepals and petals
Leaves alternate either simple or compound, usually with stipules at base.
This family has many important fruit-tree species, apples, pears, plums, peaches, cherries raspberries etc.