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Hawthorn

Hawthorn or hawthorne is a name given to a large group of shrubs or small trees, characterized by their small, apple-like fruits and thorny branches. Hawthorns belong to the genus Crataegus, family Rosaceae. Hawthorns provide food and shelter for many species of birds and mammals.


(Crataegus oxyacantha L)
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Species

  • C. aemula - Rome hawthorn
  • C. aestivalis - may hawthorn
  • C. altaica - Altai mountain thorn
  • C. ambigua - Russian hawthorn
  • C. ambitiosa - Grand Rapids hawthorn
  • C. anamesa - Fort Bend hawthorn
  • C. ancisa - Mississippi hawthorn
  • C. annosa - Phoenix City hawthorn
  • C. apiomorpha - Fort Sheridan hawthorn
  • C. arborea - Montgomery hawthorn
  • C. arcana - Carolina hawthorn
  • C. arrogans - dixie hawthorn
  • C. ater - Nashville hawthorn
  • C. austromontana - valley head hawthorn
  • C. azarolus - azarole
  • C. crus-galli - cockspur thorn
  • C. cuneata - hawthorn, ornamental thorn, Japanese hawthorn
  • C. douglassii - black hawthorn
  • C. intricata - thicket hawthorn
  • C. laevigata (also C. oxycantha) - English hawthorn, double-flowered hawthorn
  • C. marshalli - parsley-leaved hawthorn
  • C. mollis - downy hawthorn
  • C. monogyna - common hawthorn
  • C. nitida - glossy hawthorn
  • C. phaenopyrum - Washington hawthorn
  • C. pruinosa - frosted hawthorn
  • C. punctata - dotted hawthorn
  • C. sanguinea - redhaw hawthorn
  • C. succulenta - fleshy hawthorn
  • C. viridis - Winter King hawthorn, green hawthorn
  • etc.



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