oneseed hawthorn Rosaceae Crataegus monogyna
Leaf:Alternate, simple, 1 to 2 inches long, obovate, serrate and deeply lobed, subtending long thorns, dark green above and paler below.
Flower:Perfect, small white flowers 1/4 to 1/2 inch, with 5 petals produced in clusters near the end of the twig, appearing in mid to late spring.
Fruit:Small dark red pomes, 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter; maturing in the early fall.
Twig:Slender, gray; buds dark, shiny red and round; bearing obvious, stiff, 1 inch long thorns; leaf scars contain 3 bundle scars.
Bark:Smooth and red-brown when young, later turning gray and scaly.
Form:Erect, spreading deciduous shrub or small tree 15-40’ tall.