Malus ioensis

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Malus ioensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Malus
Species: M. ioensis
Binomial name
Malus ioensis
(Alph.Wood) Britton

Malus ioensis, or the prairie crabapple, is a species of crabapple tree native to the United States. The most common variety, Malus ioensis var. ioensis, is found primarily in the prairie regions of the upper Mississippi Valley. Another variety, Malus ioensis var. texana, or the Texas crabapple, is found only in a small region of central Texas.[1]

The prairie crabapple tree can grow up to 35 feet (10 m) in height. It bears white or pink flowers in the summer and small apple-like berries in the fall.[2]

Natural range


  1. ^ Malus ioensis at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  2. ^ Malus ioensis at the University of Texas at Austin Native Plants Database