Crataegus crus-galli, Cockspur Hawthorn

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic 

While this native member of the Rose Family is found naturally in clearings, glades, woodland borders, and roadsides, it is a tough, adaptable tree which does well in urban settings. Its Latin species name and common name refer to its long spines, which are said to resemble the spurs of a cock.

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Crataegus crus-galli, Cockspur Hawthorn

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