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

Native to 🇺🇸 USA Southeast.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).   Invasive > Oregon

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Its 🪵 wood is hard and is used to make  tools.

Crataegus hosts caterpillars of 160 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  The small red 🍇︎ berry-like fruit are food for squirrel  family Sciuridae, 🐦︎ birds and 👥︎ humans — may be eaten raw or cooked.

Learn more about Washington hawthorn Crataegus phaenopyrum

🔍︎ 🔍︎ images Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Michigan Flora Missouri Botanical Garden Flora of North America NRCS PLANTS db Wikipedia