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Crataegus rivularis

Crataegus rivularis Nutt.

River Hawthorn

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Crataegus douglasii var. rivularis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate , Oblong
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Serrate
Leaf Apex: Acuminate , Acute
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Inflorescence: Corymb
Fruit Type: Pome
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall.
Leaf: Dull green.
Flower: Petals 5.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AZ , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , TX , UT , WY

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

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.


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston
Bibref 297 - Trees of Central Texas (1984) Vines, Robert A.

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 74 - Southwest Colorado Wildflowers (2020) Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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