Part of hawthorn / thornapple  genus Crataegus and rose  family Rosaceae.

Native to southeastern 🇺🇸 USA. Invasive > in Oregon

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

The small red 🍇︎ berry-like fruit; are food for squirrels, 🐦︎ birds and humans — may be eaten raw or cooked.

Its wood is hard and is used to make tools.

Learn more about Washington hawthorn Crataegus phaenopyrum

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