Crataegus tanacetifolia

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Crataegus tanacetifolia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Crataegus
Series: Tanacetifoliae
Species: C. tanacetifolia
Binomial name
Crataegus tanacetifolia
(Poir.) Pers.

Mespilus tanacetifolia Poir.

Crataegus tanacetifolia, the tansy-leaved thorn, is a species of hawthorn. It is native to Turkey where it occurs on dry slopes[2] or in rocky places, usually on calcareous rocks.[1]

It is a deciduous tree that grows up to 10 metres in height[1] and 8 metres in width[2] The fruit, is 10–14 mm[1] or up to 25 mm[2] in diameter, orange or rarely red in colour.[1] It can be consumed fresh or cooked.

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  1. ^ a b c d e Christensen, Knud Ib (1992). Revision of Crataegus sect. Crataegus and nothosect. Crataeguineae (Rosaceae-Maloideae) in the Old World. Systematic Botany Monographs. 35. American Society of Plant Taxonomists. ISBN 978-0-912861-35-7. 
  2. ^ a b c Plants for a Future.

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