Part of 🍎︎ apple  genus Malus in 🌹︎ rose  family Rosaceae in 🍎︎ apple / 🍇︎ berry / buckthorn / elm / hemp / 🌹︎ rose  order Rosales.

Native to the central 🇺🇸 USA.   🌎︎ Map (.pdf).   The apple blossom is the state flower of Arkansas and Michigan.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Malus hosts caterpillars of 311 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

This plant is also known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Planting info (SW Michigan) (.pdf)

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