Part of hawthorn / thornapple  genus Crataegus (whose flower is the state flower of Missouri) in 🌹︎ rose  family Rosaceae in 🍎︎ apple / 🍇︎ berry / buckthorn / elm / hemp / 🌹︎ rose  order Rosales.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA, east of the 🗻 Rocky Mountains.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Crataegus hosts caterpillars of 160 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Planting info (SW Michigan).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Learn more about cockspur hawthorn Crataegus crus-galli

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