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black hawthorn (Crataegus douglasii)

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  • Size: Small tree (to 30' tall) or thicket-forming shrub.

  • Leaves: Simple, alternate, deciduous. Egg-shaped; 1"-4" long. Margins doubly serrate or lobed and serrate. Commonly have large stipules.

  • Fruit: Small black pome (apple) about 1/4" in diameter.

  • Twigs: Short (under 1" long), stiff thorns. No terminal bud. Reddish-brown.

  • Bark: Thin; shallow fissures to scaly.

  • Distribution: Black hawthorn ranges from southeast Alaska to central Nevada. It grows commonly in western Oregon and can be found in moist locations in eastern Oregon.



    For more information about this species see "Trees to Know in Oregon".

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