Crataegus coccinioides Ashe

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Crataegus coccinioides Ashe

  • Description

    Species Description - Arborescent shrub or more often a small tree to 7 m; twigs slender, armed with stout, dark purple thorns 3–5 cm; lvs broadly ovate or deltoid, truncate or subcordate or rarely rounded at base, sharply and deeply serrate and divided into 4–5 pairs of triangular lateral-lobes, 4–6 × 3.5–5 cm, or larger on vegetative shoots, essentially glabrous from the first, thin but firm, yellow-green, crisped at the edges when mature; fls ca 2.5 cm wide, in mostly 4–7-fld glabrous cymes; sep laciniately glandular-serrate; fr bright red, 1.3–1.7 cm thick, succulent, with a very broad, nearly sessile cal; nutlets 5. Mostly in limestone regions; s. Ill. to se. Kans. and n. Ark.

  • Common Names