"Shrub or tree to 10 m; winter-buds glutinous, the principal scales glutinous on the back, the inner usually conspicuously brown-ciliate; lfls oblong or oblong-elliptic, abruptly short-acuminate or merely acute, 3.5–8 cm, (2–)2.5–3(3.5) times as long as wide, sharply serrate, paler and glabrous or sparsely pilose beneath; infl 6–15 cm wide; hypanthium glabrous or very sparsely pilose; pet orbicular, 4–5 mm, about equaling the stamens; fr 7–10 mm thick; 2n=68. Moist or dry, often rocky soil; Lab. to Minn., s. to Conn., N.Y., n. O., n. Ind., and ne. Io. May, June. (Pyrus d.; Sorbus subvestita)"