Latin Name: Crataegus monogyna
Other common names: Common Hawthorn
General Description: Shrub or small tree reaching a height of 8-10 m.
Bark: Bark of older stems dark gray to brownish, slightly scaly.
Leaves: Alternate, simple and deciduous, firm texture; deeply cleft with two or three lateral lobes on each side and one terminal lobe, dark green above.
Twigs: Branchlets slender and smooth, bearing short, sharp thorns usually less than 2 cm long.
Fruit: Bright red, 5-8 mm wide, thin flesh around single nutlet; bears September and October.
Flowers: Numerous, anthers pink to red, flowers May and June.
Sources used: Native Trees of Canada by R.C. Hosie (1980).