Rose family

FORM  herbs, shrubs, trees (fruit apples & pears)

Genera      100         

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    

Symmetry regular

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.