Crataegus phaenopyrum

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Crataegus phaenopyrum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Crataegus
Series: Cordatae
(Beadle ex Eggl.) Rehder[1]
Species: C. phaenopyrum
Binomial name
Crataegus phaenopyrum
Borkh.

Crataegus phaenopyrum is a species of hawthorn commonly known as Washington Hawthorn or Washington Thorn.[2] It is widely grown as an ornamental plant, and can reach 10 m in height. The small red berry-like fruit grow closely together in large clusters and are food for squirrels and birds. They have a mild flavor and can be eaten raw or cooked. As with other species of hawthorn, the wood is hard and can be used to make tools.

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ Phipps, J.B. (1998). Synopsis of Crataegus series Apiifoliae, Cordatae, Microcarpae, and Brevispinae (Rosaceae, subfam. Maloideae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 85(3): 475–491.
  2. ^ Phipps, J.B.; O’Kennon, R.J.; Lance, R.W. 2003. Hawthorns and medlars. Royal Horticultural Society, Cambridge, U.K.