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Douglas's Hawthorn - Crataegus douglasii
Other Names:  Crataegus columbiana [misapplied], Crataegus okennonii, Crataegus rivularis

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4?

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Shrubs 4–6 m high. Stems tan when young becoming gray; thorns 15–25 mm long, straight to curved. Leaf blades obovate, 3–7 cm long, twice serrate and shallowly lobed above, appressed-hairy, glabrous and glaucous beneath. Inflorescence 5- to 25-flowered, glabrous. Flowers: hypanthium glabrous externally; sepals 2–4 mm long; petals 5–8 mm long: stamens 10; styles 3 or 4. Pome 6–12 mm wide, purple to black, glabrous at maturity (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
AK to SK, south to CA, ID, WY and SD (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 150

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Citation for data on this website:
Douglas's Hawthorn — Crataegus douglasii.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from