Crataegus viridis

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Crataegus viridis
Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'.jpg
'Winter King'
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Crataegus
Series: Virides
Species: C. viridis
Binomial name
Crataegus viridis
Native range

Crataegus viridis, the green hawthorn[2] or southern thorn,[3] is a species of hawthorn that is native to the southeastern United States. The tree tends to grow to be 5–15 meters tall. Forms vary considerably, and many desirable ornamental forms could be selected from the wild. The cultivar 'Winter King' is a well-known selection.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phipps, J.B.; Robertson, K.R.; Smith, P.G.; Rohrer, J.R. (1990). "A checklist of the subfamily Maloideae (Rosaceae)". Canadian Journal of Botany. 68 (10): 2209–69. doi:10.1139/b90-288.
  2. ^ "Crataegus viridis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  3. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  • Phipps, J.B.; O’Kennon, R.J.; Lance, R.W. (2003). Hawthorns and medlars. Cambridge, U.K.: Royal Horticultural Society. ISBN 0881925918.

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