E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Crataegus monogyna Jacq. var. monogyna
common hawthorn
Rosaceae (Rose family)

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Species Information

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Large shrub or small tree 2-10 m tall, with short stout thorns about 1 cm long; twigs greyish to reddish-brown, smooth; bark dark grey-brown, scaly.
Alternate, deciduous, long-stalked, smooth except for patches of hairs on the veins beneath, egg-shaped in outline, the blades 1.5-3.5 cm long, deeply 3- to 7-lobed, the lobes usually reaching more than halfway to the midrib, few-toothed, the veins running to the sinuses as well as to the tips of the lobes.
Berry-like pomes (like miniature apples), globe- to egg-shaped, 8-10 mm long, deep red; stones (nutlets) 1, 1-seeded.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to mesic disturbed places, thickets, forest margins and open forests in the lowland zone; infrequent in SW BC, rare inland and north along the coast; introduced from Europe.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

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