Also called red hawthorn.

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.

Learn more about downy hawthorn Crataegus mollis

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