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Common Fig

Ficus carica L.


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.


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


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
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Karen Hileman

Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

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

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