Crataegus coccinea L.

  • 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 coccinea L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Arborescent shrub or tree to 10 m, the top tending to be compact and conical; twigs glabrous, or villous when young; lvs glabrous, or often roughly short-hairy above at least when young, broad-based, mostly ovate to suborbicular, with 3–5 pairs of lateral lobes, mostly 3–7 × 2.5–6 cm; fls 1.3–2 cm wide, in glabrous or villous compound cymes; petiole 1/3–4/5 as long as the blade, often glandular; sep glandular-serrate, usually deeply so; fr 0.7–1.3 cm thick, bright red and often succulent, with 3–5 nutlets. N. Engl. and se. Can. to Del. and W.Va. (and in the mts. to N.C.), w. to Minn., Ill., and Ky. (C. confragosa; C. hillii; C. holmesiana; C. pedicellata; C. pennsylvanica; C. pringlei; C. putnamiana; C. tortilis)

  • Common Names

    Scarlet hawthorn