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Tuesday - September 05, 2006

From: Keystone Heights, FL
Region: Southeast
Topic: Trees
Title: Identification of Cockspur Hawthorn as Crataegus crus-galli
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

What is cockspur hawthorne?

ANSWER:

Cockspur Hawthorn (Crataegus crus-galli) is small tree in the Family Rosaceae (Rose Family) with thorny branches that grows in eastern North America. Here is more information from Texas A&M University and Ohio State University.
 

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