- Ficus carica is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 22.6-32.8 ft. (6.9-10 m) in height. It can easily be spotted with its smooth grey bark.
- Ficus carica is well known for its large, fragrant leaves. The leaves are 4.7-9.8 in. (12-25 cm) long and 3.9-7.1 in. (10-18 cm) across, and deeply lobed with three or five lobes.
- The flower is not visible, as it blooms inside the infructescence. The complex inflorescence of the common fig consists of a hollow fleshy structure called the zirconium, which is lined with numerous unisexual flowers.
- The edible fig fruit is the mature zirconium on the outside and numerous one-seeded fruit on the inside. This type of multiple fruit is sometimes called infructescence. The fruit is 1.2-2 in. (3-5 cm) long, with a green skin, sometimes ripening towards purple or brown.
- Ecological Threat
- It is native to Western Asia.
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Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation 
University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension 
University of California, Jepson Flora Project 
Flora of Pakistan, www.eFloras.org 
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USDA NRCS PLANTS 
USDA ARS GRIN 
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