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Crataegus phaenopyrum Washington hawthorn(1)

Washington Hawthorn
Crataegus phaenopyrum

This hawthorn is native to the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. and is a popular ornamental tree in gardens and parks throughout North America and Europe. The leaves are 3-lobed with serrate margins and a slight cordate (heart-shaped) base. Watch out for the twigs because they are armed with long, slender thorns, a term referring to these pokey modified stems or branches.