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Common Crabapple - Malus sylvestris

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Tree to 10 meters. Younger branchlets sometimes hairy, often thorny. Leaf blades 2-6 cm long, ovate to elliptic, somewhat serrate, tips acuminate to cuspidate. Petals 8-20 mm long, whitish or pinkish. Fruits 1.5-2.5 cm in diameter, sour. (Adapted from: Welsh et al. 1993, A Utah Flora, 2nd ed.).

Introduced cultivated trees, often persisting and sometimes escaping.

Range Comments
Escaping erractically across parts of US.

Habitat
Disturbed areas, cultivated areas, abandoned homesteads.

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