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Downfall of the aristocracy?

Or maybe it’s just a beetle enjoying the sweet offerings of this Aristocrat pear (Pyrus calleryana ‘Aristocrat’).

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A peppery white formal

These┬ápillowy white pear┬áblossoms look like they’re ready to float out to a formal occasion. Inside, each is peppered with saucy little polka-dotty anthers. (Capital pear or Pyrus calleryana ‘Capital’, according to its park marker.)

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