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Crataegus erythropoda

Crataegus erythropoda Ashe

Cerro Hawthorn

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CRER

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Shrub or small tree with short trunk and widely spreading branches.

The scientific name, meaning red-footed or red-stalked, refers to the leafstalks. Cerro, Spanish for hill, is from another scientific name based on specimens collected at Cerro Summit, Colorado.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Ovate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Serrate
Flower: Petals 5
Fruit: Reddish to brown to black
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AZ , CO , NM , UT , WY
Native Distribution: S. Wyoming south to N. New Mexico and central Arizona; at 5000-8400 (1524-2560 m).
Native Habitat: Along streams and in moist canyon soils; with pinyons, junipers, and Ponderosa Pine.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Crataegus erythropoda in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Crataegus erythropoda in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Crataegus erythropoda

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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