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Common Fig

Ficus carica L.

Description:

Common fig is a multi-trunked shrub or tree that grows to about 10 meters in height. It has smooth gray bark and fragrant leaves. The leaves are large, broad and deeply incised with 3-5 lobes. Each lobe has its own central vein. The upper surface is rough to the touch with little stiff hairs. It bears an edible fig that is pear shape and a favorite food of some birds.

Habitat:

Found in sunny areas near water in the South Eastern United States.

Notes:

The edible fig is one of the first plants that was cultivated by humans. It requires wasp pollination of a particular species of wasp to produce seeds.

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Karen Hileman
Spotted by
Karen Hileman

Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 23, 2012
Submitted on Aug 27, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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