Common Crabapple - Malus sylvestris
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.
Escaping erractically across parts of US.
Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
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Disturbed areas, cultivated areas, abandoned homesteads.
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Little, E.L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees (native and naturalized). Agriculture Handbook No. 541. U.S. Forest Service, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.