Crataegus erythropoda Ashe
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
USDA Symbol: CRER
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
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 InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun
DistributionUSA: 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 InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Crataegus erythropoda in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Crataegus erythropoda in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Crataegus erythropoda
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff